Soft-tissue chondroma of the thumb. A case report

Service d'orthopédie, hôpital Sillon ville, Nabeul, Tunisie.
La Tunisie médicale 10/2010; 88(10):750-2.
Source: PubMed


Soft-tissue chondroma is a rare and benign cartilaginous tumour often localised in the extremities. The thumb is very rarely affected.
We report a new case typical for this lesion with review of literature.
43 year-old man presented with soft tissue tumour of the left thumb for about 4 years without any symptoms. Radiographs of the thumb showed a calcification out of the bone. Surgery resection of the tumour was complete and easy. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of soft-tissue chondroma. There was not tumoral recurrence at three years follow-up.
Soft tissue chondroma is not a diagnosis evoked when we have a soft tissue tumor of the hand. Diagnosis is confirmed by pathology which should eliminate a low grade chondrosarcoma. Complete surgical resection will avoid reoccurence.

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