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

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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Atypical giant chondroblastoma mimicking a chondrosarcoma.
 

Author(s): Sunita Dhanda, Santosh Menon, Ashish Gulia

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;11(3):660.

 

Chondroblastoma is a rare, benign tumor derived from chondroblasts, commonly presenting in the second decade of life. It is usually found in the epiphysis or apophysis of long bones; however, it may rarely affect flat bones like scapula. Occasionally a histologically typical chondroblastoma ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2015

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[Femoral head chondroblastoma and reconstruction with osteochondral allograft. Case report].
 

Author(s): C Orlando-Díaz, R Guzmán-Vargas, D F Rincon-Cardozo, N Mantilla-León, J A Camacho-Casas

Journal: Acta Ortop Mex. ;28(6):378-81.

 

Femoral head chondroblastoma is an infrequent tumor, accounting for approximately 1-2% of benign bone tumors. It occurs more frequently in young male patients. It's most frequent locations include the proximal humerus, proximal femur, distal femur and proximal tibia. The femoral head ...

Last Updated: 28 May 2015

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The terms "Chondroblastoma" returned 5 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--current opinion].
 

Author(s): Zoran Vukasinović, Dusko Spasovski, Nemanja Slavković, Slobodan Slavković, Zorica Zivković

Journal: Srp Arh Celok Lek. ;134(11-12):567-70.

 

Chondroblastoma of bone is rare bone tumor, representing around 1% of benign bone lesions. It is considered a benign lesion, although primary malignant form as well as malignant alteration in the form of chondrosarcoma has been documented. It occurs predominantly in the second decade, ...

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2007

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