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Periosteal chondroma in Child
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A rare, benign cartilage tumor that typically occurs in the long tubular bones, but also commonly develops in the proximal humerus and short tubular bones of the hands. Periosteal chondroma develops on the surface of the bone, the periosteum, a membrane covering the bone. The tumor may develop in children and adults.

The precise cause is unknown. Patients with periosteal chondroma are typically asymptomatic. In some patients, symptoms include pain, swelling, palpable mass, or broken bone. Pain as a symptom may be an indication of a malignant tumor. In most cases, periosteal chondromas do not spread to other body parts, but they may continue to grow; some may become cancerous in adulthood.

Surgical excision of the tumor is curative.

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SNOMEDCT:
9266000 – Juxtacortical chondroma

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Periosteal chondroma : Bone pain, Periosteal reaction
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Radiograph of the ring finger demonstrates a lytic lesion involving the ulnar aspect of the proximal phalanx with saucerization of the cortex, a deep sclerotic margin, and chondroid calcifications extending into the soft tissues. These imaging findings at this location are most suggestive of a juxticortical chondroma.
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