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

Chondroblastoma of the distal femoral metaphysis: A case report with emphasis on imaging findings and differential diagnosis.
 

Author(s): Fang Wang, Jizhen Li, Dexin Yu, Qing Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(17):e0336.

 

Chondroblastoma is a rare benign tumor, consisting of tissue resembling foetal cartilage, and arising in the epiphyses, or apophyses of long tubular bone. However, chondroblastoma of the cortex of the long bone metaphysis is extremely rare.A 15-year-old girl presented a 10-month history ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The effects of surgical treatment with chondroblastoma in children and adolescents in open epiphyseal plate of long bones.
 

Author(s): Yan Xiong, Yun Lang, Zeping Yu, Hongyuan Liu, Xiang Fang, Chongqi Tu, Hong Duan

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Chondroblastoma is a rare benign cartilaginous tumor, which primarily occurs in children and adolescents. Chondroblastoma commonly originates in the epiphyseal plate of long bones. An aggressive curettage treatment is recommended to manage lesion, which may jeopardize an open epiphyseal ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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 ...

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Denosumab in Subjects With Giant Cell Rich Tumors of Bone
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aneurysmal Bone Cysts; Giant Cell Granuloma; Osteoblastoma; Chondroblastoma; Chondromyxoid Fibroma

 

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2018

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