Chondroblastoma

Common Name(s)

Chondroblastoma, Codman's tumor

Chondroblastoma is a rare benign (non-cancerous) bone tumor which occurs at the ends of the long bones of the body, most often the upper leg and upper arm bones. Though chondroblastoma can occur at any age and either gender, it most often affects males under the age of 25 years. For children, it is the most common growth plate tumor. The tumors start growing in the chondroblasts, which are specialized cells that are involved in making cartilage. Cartilage is the soft, elastic tissue that cushions the joints. Symptoms of chondroblastoma include muscle degradation (or wasting away) and decreased joint mobility increased pain.

This benign tumor does in rare cases become cancerous and spread to the lungs. Surgical removal of the tumor is recommended. Unfortunately, there is a chance of tumor regrowth after surgery, ranging from 10-35%. The cause of chondroblastoma is largely unknown but research is continuing. Current treatment is surgery to remove the tumor and affected bone tissue followed by bone graft. A bone graft uses the patient’s own healthy bone or donated bone to replace the bone damaged by the tumor. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with chondroblastoma, talk to your doctor and specialists about the most current treatment options.

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The terms "Chondroblastoma" returned 40 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Minimally invasive technique for curettage of chondroblastoma using endoscopic technique.
 

Author(s): C Errani, F Traina, M Chehrassan, D Donati, C Faldini

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2014 Nov;18(22):3394-8.

 

Chondroblastoma is a rare benign bone tumor. The treatment for chondroblastoma usually consists of curettage of the lesion and packing the tumor cavity with bone grafts or bone cement. However, chondroblastomas are known to recur in 10% to 20% of cases after excision, possibly because ...

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2014

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Chondroblastoma of the medial cuneiform bone in a 32-year-old woman.
 

Author(s): Murat Arıkan, Erdem Aktas, Guray Toğral, Ahmet Yıldırım, Olcay Kandemir

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Patient: Female, 32.

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2014

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Lower recurrence rate in chondroblastoma using extended curettage and cryosurgery.
 

Author(s): Mohamed Ahmed Mashhour, Mohamed Abdel Rahman

Journal: Int Orthop. 2014 May;38(5):1019-24.

 

Various methods for the treatment of chondroblastoma of bone have been used including simple curettage, or combined with bone grafting, in addition to the use of adjuvant therapy. However, local recurrence still represents a challenge in the management of this aggressive tumour. This ...

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2014

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The terms "Chondroblastoma" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Chondroblastoma in the long bone diaphysis: a report of two cases with literature review.
 

Author(s): Jilong Yang, Wei Tian, Xiongzeng Zhu, Jian Wang

Journal: Chin J Cancer. 2012 May;31(5):257-64.

 

To investigate the clinical characteristics of chondroblastoma with an emphasis on lesions located in the long bone diaphysis, we reviewed the clinical data of 7 patients with histologically proven chondroblastoma treated in Tianjin Medical University Cancer Hospital and Fudan University ...

Last Updated: 8 May 2012

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[Temporal bone chondroblastoma. A clinical case and literature review].
 

Author(s): A Rodríguez Paramás, C Lendoiro Otero, J A González García, R Souviron Encabo, B Scola Yurrita

Journal: Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp. ;57(7):336-8.

 

We report a clinical case of a 31 year old male with a left temporal painful mass of six months evolution. After radiologic diagnosis, intraoperatory biopsy and surgical removal, the anatomopathological result confirmed the histology of chondroblatoma, with a satisfactory postoperative ...

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2006

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Chondroblastoma of a metacarpal bone mimicking an aneurysmal bone cyst: a case report and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): T Kudo, K Okada, Y Hirano, M Sageshima

Journal: Tohoku J. Exp. Med.. 2001 Aug;194(4):251-7.

 

Chondroblastoma of the metacarpal bone has been extremely rare and only seven cases have been reported in the English literature. Here we reported the eighth case of a chondroblastoma that developed on the first metacarpal bone of the right hand of a 21-year-old man. Radiographs showed ...

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2001

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