Soft tissue

Extraskeletal bone tumors

Soft tissue chondroma



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PubMed Search: Extraskeletal chondroma

Vijay Shankar, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Benign cartilaginous tumor, usually in adults in hands or feet; may recur locally
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Thumb tumor

Foot tumor

Gross description
  • Lobulated, hyaline and calcified
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Foot tumor

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lobulated on low power
  • Plump tumor cells with fine punctate calcification
  • Nuclear hyperchromasia common
  • May have focal fibrosis
  • May have osteoclast-like giant cells, histiocyte-like cells, vacuoles resembling lipoblasts
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Foot tumor

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Foot tumor

Differential diagnosis
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