What is a Chondroid?

adjective. cartilaginous or resembling cartilage.

What is difference between Chondroma and enchondroma?

Chondromas are very rare, benign tumors made of cartilage. They usually grow slowly and develop in the sinuses and the bones of the skull. They can also show up in the small bones of the hands, feet, upper arms, thighs and ribs. If they form in the marrow cavity of bones, they are called enchondromas.

Are enchondromas serious?

Enchondromas can grow and compress healthy bone tissue. However, most enchondromas are benign. Benign cartilage tumors usually don’t spread or destroy bone tissue. They’re rarely life-threatening.

What is a Chondroid Matrix?

Chondroid tumors are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms that all share the production of chondroid matrix. This ranges from a fetal type to mature hyaline cartilage and mirrors its imaging characteristics.

What does Chondroid matrix mean?

The ground substance of cartilage, which contains: • Type II and X collagen;

What is Chondroid Matrix?

What is a Chondroid lesion bone?

Chondroid lesions are extremely common incidental findings on musculoskeletal MRI studies, since the femur and humerus are the most common location for chondroid tumors of the appendicular skeleton. Malignant degeneration of a solitary benign enchondroma is rare, but has been reported.

What is the survival rate of chondrosarcoma?

The demographic, prognostic, and outcome data of chondrosarcoma are well documented. The 5-year survival rate for chondrosarcoma is 75.2%, which is much higher than that of osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma 3.

How do you treat enchondromas?

Curettage is the surgical procedure most commonly used to treat enchondromas. In curettage, the tumor is scraped out of the bone. Once enchondromas are removed, most will not return. If a tumor has caused your bone to fracture, your doctor will usually allow the fracture to heal before treating the tumor.

Do enchondromas cause pain?

In a review of 95 enchondromas, 79% of patients were found to have pain at the time of presentation. This is similar to observations in our study, with 88% of patients (50 of 57 patients) with enchondromas of the proximal humerus having pain at the time of presentation.

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