Also known as: childhood chondroblastoma
What is chondroblastoma?
Chondroblastoma is a rare type of cartilage-producing benign (non-cancerous) tumor in children that often occurs in the ends of the long bones of the arms and legs. It most often affects teenage boys and young men. Though it is non-cancerous, it can, very rarely (<1%) spread to the lungs.
What causes chondroblastoma?
The cause of chondroblastoma is unknown.
What are the symptoms of chondroblastoma?
The symptoms of chondroblastoma include joint swelling, pain, stiffness and limping.
What are chondroblastoma care options?
There are many treatment options, though surgical removal is usually recommended. Chondroblastomas can recur (in about 20% of affected children).
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: 5/23/2018 10:27:28 AM
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