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How to differentiate between chondroma and normal cartilage under light microscope?

How to differentiate between chondroma and normal cartilage under light microscope?

chondroma: Chondromas are composed of benign chondrocytes just like normal articular cartilage. At the periphery of a chondroma the cartilage usually undergoes ossification and the center often calcifies and dies. Hope this help. ...Read more

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Chondroma on foot & rib, now what do I do?

Chondroma on foot & rib, now what do I do?

See your doctor: A chondroma is a benign cartilage growth or tumor, that are usually not a problem. You want to have this looked at as bone scans or MRI will be ordered to make sure that it does not turn into a more aggressive tumor such as a chondrosarcoma. ...Read more

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Are enchondroma's caused by injury? Do they usually grow? How often should they be checked? I have one in my big toe. I'm 57.

Are enchondroma's caused by injury?  Do they usually grow? How often should they be checked?  I have one in my big toe. I'm 57.

Not usually: Enchondromas (a benign cartilage tumor) are usually thought to be from overgrowth of cartilage. They are benign, and don't usually cause problems, especially in a toe. Surgical removal can be an option, but only if your symptoms are bad. If this was discovered incidentally on xray, and you have no symptoms, it will only need to be checked periodically by your doctor (usually yearly). ...Read more

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Does a Subarticular enchondroma involving the glenoid cause pain?Shoulder pain over 1yr MRI just shows mild tendinosis and smaller than norm labrum.

Does a Subarticular enchondroma involving the glenoid cause pain?Shoulder pain over 1yr MRI just shows mild tendinosis and smaller than norm labrum.

Most likely not: most likely not unless had penetrate through the glenoid producing a micro fracture,probably there is a different origin for your pain,recommend examination by a shoulder specialist ...Read more

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Meningioma, enchondroma, psoriatic arthritis & ankolysing spondylitis. Could any of these be caused by being on Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole) for 15 years?

Meningioma, enchondroma, psoriatic arthritis & ankolysing spondylitis.  Could any of these be caused by being on Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole) for 15 years?

Prilosec effects?: Prilosec and Prevacid (lansoprazole) are proton pump inhibitors that reduce stomach acid production. They are used to treat heartburn, stomach inflammation and ulcers. Recently there have been some reports that long term usage could increase the risk of osteoporosis ( decreased bone density). I am not familiar with the drug causing any of the problems you have, however. ...Read more

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What are signs of enchondroma?

What are signs of enchondroma?

Enchondroma: Usually painless, may be incidental pickup on x-ray. If it becomes more aggressive, or it disturbs integrity of the bone, it may require further treatment. Follow up recommended. ...Read more

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In general, how long does it take to have a benign enchondroma operation?

In general, how long does it take to have a benign enchondroma operation?

Depends: If it is on a stalk and palpable they r easy 2 get @ and take little surgical time. Deeper sessile hard to reach take longer. U will never know unless someone tells u, as far as u will b able 2 recall is the anesthesiologist saying bye bye. Next u recall is u r in the recovery room, whether it it 1 hr or 4 hrs. Drugs given erase all recall, it's time lost to u. ...Read more

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Is currettage and bone grafting really necessary for someone with enchondroma?

Is currettage and bone grafting really necessary for someone with enchondroma?

See answer : While enchondromas are considered a benign bone tumor, they can still cause structural issues and possible fractures due to thinning of the bone adjacent. These are called pathological fractures. Curettage and grafting is meant to address the tumor before this happens. Should a pathological fracture occur, you would be facing fracture repair and addressing the tumor. ...Read more

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