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 65 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A rare case of chondroblastoma of the acromion.
 

Author(s): Murat Arıkan, Güray Toğral, Ahmet Yıldırım, Çiğdem Irkkan

Journal: Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2016 Dec;50(6):691-693.

 

We present a 37-year-old patient with a chondroblastoma in his right acromion. The acromion is an unusual site for this type of tumor and the typical surgical treatment involves resection of the involved acromion bone. The patient was surgically treated with resection of the right ...

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2016

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Reconstruction with double pedicel fibular graft and ankle arthrodesis for aggressive chondroblastoma in the distal tibia.
 

Author(s): Jian Fan, Shan-zhu Li, Jiong Mei, Guang-rong Yu

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Aggressive chondroblastoma of the distal tibia is rare, and below-knee amputation had been the standard surgical procedure.

Last Updated: 14 May 2016

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Chondroblastoma of the scaphoid: A case report.
 

Author(s): Sandeep Vijayan, Anil K Bhat, Shamsi Abdul Hameed, Bhaskarananda Kumar

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;11(3):669.

 

Benign Chondroblastoma generally occur in the epiphysis of long bones and rarely arise in carpal bones. We report a young male with chondroblastoma of scaphoid treated with curettage, bone grafting and K-wire fixation. At the last follow-up, 4 years after surgery, the patient was ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2015

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The terms "Chondroblastoma" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Chondroblastoma of the triquetrum.
 

Author(s): Chen-Te Wu, Alvin Chao-Yu Chen, Chao-Jan Wang, Chih-Wei Wang, Chen-Ju Fu, Yon-Cheong Wong

Journal: Pediatr Neonatol. 2013 Aug;54(4):278-80.

 

Chondroblastoma is a relatively uncommon but benign bone tumor that is typically found in a long-bone epiphysis. Reports of this type of tumor in the carpals have been rare, and even fewer cases of such tumors in the triquetrum have been reported. Here, we present classical findings ...

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2013

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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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[Chondroblastoma of the proximal humerus treated with intracompartmental curettage and lyophilized bone graft. Case report and literature review].
 

Author(s): Enrique Hanff Lara-Barragán, Ernesto Zamudio-Carrera, Oscar Antonio Martínez-Molina

Journal: Acta Ortop Mex. ;22(5):335-40.

 

Chondroblastoma is a chondroid bone tumor that frequently affects long bone epiphysis, malignancy occurs infrequently. It can alter the morphology of the joint, and appears in the second decade of life before ossification of the physes. Chondroblastoma accounts for 10% of chondroid ...

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2009

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