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Pulmonary Chondroma

  • Armin Ernst
  • Philip T. Cagle
  • Timothy C. Allen
  • Armando E. Fraire
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Abstract

Chondromas are tumors of the lung and the airways which are made entirely of benign cartilage and by definition, lacking entirely of fat, muscle, or bone. Their true frequency is not known since hamartomas with major cartilaginous components are likely to have been misclassified in the past as chondromas. In addition to the lung, they occur in the larynx, trachea, and major bronchi. Primary chondrosarcomas of the lung do occur but are exceedingly uncommon.

Keywords

Alveolar Epithelium Benign Neoplasm True Frequency Pulmonary Pathology Chief Editor 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Armin Ernst
    • 1
  • Philip T. Cagle
    • 2
  • Timothy C. Allen
    • 3
  • Armando E. Fraire
    • 4
  1. 1.Harvard Medical School, The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Weill Medical College, The Methodist Hospital, Cornell UniversityHoustonUSA
  3. 3.The University of Texas Health Science Center at TylerTylerUSA
  4. 4.University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA

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