Extraskeletal Chondroma of the Index Finger: A Case Report

Masato Saito, Kazumasa Nishimoto, Robert Nakayama, Kazutaka Kikuta, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Hideo Morioka

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Abstract

Extraskeletal chondroma is defined as a rare, benign, cartilaginous tumor arising from soft tissues such as tendons, tendon sheath synovia, and joint capsules with no continuity to the periosteum or bone cortex. In histopathologic findings, the tumor exhibits many lobular structures and some parts similar to hyaline cartilage. Therefore, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate this tumor from low-grade chondrosarcoma because of their similar histopathologic findings. In order to prevent recurrence, it is necessary to remove the tumor as a whole, including the capsule, so as not to leave any remnants of the tumor. In this article, we report our treatment experience with a case of extraskeletal chondroma in the index finger of a 63-year-old patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-484
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Oncology
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 5

Keywords

  • Cartilaginous tumor
  • Extraskeletal chondroma
  • Finger
  • Soft tissue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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