enchondroma

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enchondroma

(ˌɛnkənˈdrəʊmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) pathol a benign cartilaginous tumour, most commonly in the bones of the hands or feet
[C19: New Latin from Greek, from en-2 + khondros cartilage]
ˌenchonˈdromatous adj
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Noun1.enchondroma - benign slow-growing tumor of cartilaginous cells at the ends of tubular bones (especially in the hands and feet)
Translations
Enchondrom
enkondrom

en·chon·dro·ma

n. encondroma, tumor que se desarrolla en un hueso.
References in periodicals archive ?
Enchondromatosis is characterized by the proliferation of enchondromas-benign intramedullary cartilaginous tumors that occur near the growth plate in long bones.
We present the case of a patient with generalized enchondromatosis who developed a large enchondroma of the clivus, and we discuss the clinical presentation and potential treatments for this entity.
Maffucci syndrome is the constellation of multiple enchondromatosis and soft tissue hemangiomas, with greatest involvement of the hands and feet.
Malignant change in a previously benign tumour is largely restricted to conditions such as multiple exostoses (diaphyseal aclasis) and multiple enchondromatosis or Ollier's disease, where a relatively slow-growing chondrosarcoma develops in middle age.
Intracranial chondromas may coexist with similar growths in other bones, with a systemic predisposition for such tumors in Ollier's multiple enchondromatosis (5) and Maffuci's syndrome.