Chondroma of Soft Parts
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Chondroma of soft tissue is a benign tumor composed of hyaline cartilage that is located in the soft tissue, with no association with bone, synovium, or tendon sheath.
Chondroma of soft tissue is uncommon and comprises <1% of all cartilaginous tumors.
Slight predominance for males (M:F = 1.5) has been noted in a large series of 104 chondromas of soft tissue (Chung and Enzinger 1978).
Chondroma of soft tissue involves most commonly the distal extremity (digit, hand, or foot), rarely the trunk or the head and neck region. Other exceptional sites of involvement reported include the liver, testis, bladder, and fallopian tube.
Radiographically, on plain films, computed tomography (CT), or...
References and Further Reading
- Amary, F., Perez-Casanova, L., Ye, H., Cottone, L., Strobl, A. C., Cool, P., … & Flanagan, A. M. (2019). Synovial chondromatosis and soft tissue chondroma: Extraosseous cartilaginous tumor defined by FN1 gene rearrangement. Modern Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41379-019-0315-8.
- Chung, E. B., & Enzinger, F. M. (1978). Chondroma of soft parts. Cancer, 41(4), 1414–1424. https://doi.org/10.1002/1097-0142(197804)41:4<1414::aid-cncr2820410429>3.0.co;2-o.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
- Fetsch, J. F., Vinh, T. N., Remotti, F., Walker, E. A., Murphey, M. D., & Sweet, D. E. (2003). Tenosynovial (extraarticular) chondromatosis: An analysis of 37 cases of an underrecognized clinicopathologic entity with a strong predilection for the hands and feet and a high local recurrence rate. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 27(9), 1260–1268.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
- Shon, W., & Folpe, A. L. (2013). Myxochondroid metaplasia of the plantar foot: A distinctive pseudoneoplastic lesion resembling nuchal fibrocartilaginous pseudotumor and the equine digital cushion. Modern Pathology, 26(12), 1561–1567. https://doi.org/10.1038/modpathol.2013.116.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar