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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
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
Foot x-rayed from injury. No break, but report: A small lucent lesion likely an enchondroma. What tests should I ask for? Seeing Ortho Dr Friday.
Endochondroma: No problem as a rule. Occurs in hands and feet. Usually found incidentally on xray for something else. If it does not grow or cause you pain then it is not a problem. If it does it should probably be checked again by podiatrist or orthopedic MD. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed w/ a meningioma 18 months ago. No symptoms. I broke my finger 2 weeks ago and they found an enchondroma. Could they be related?
Enchondroma: Could be related, but lack of evidence; or simply two independent incidental findings. . Enchondroma is a benign cartilage-forming tume. Enchondromatosis has multiple enchondrome, which is offten associated with multiple other tumors such as hemangioma. Neevrtheless, its direct relationship with mengioma has not been demonstrated or discovered yet. ...Read more
They said I had a enchondroma tumor in my head and a cyst in my spinal cord. Nothing was done about it, is that okay?
Depends: Enchondroma is a type of benign bone tumor that originates from cartilage. Treatment vs. surveillance depends on many factors including extent of disease. Over time, a syringomyelia (spinal cord cyst) may enlarge, damaging your spinal cord and causing pain, weakness, or stiffness. Likely you will undergo serial imaging. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/syringomyelia/detail_syringomyelia.htm ...Read more
What are some ways to treat a tumor in the knee and after being diagnosed as enchondroma or chondrosarcoma?
Surgery : Depending on the extent of the cancer (enchondromas are benign versus chondrosarcomas which are malignant), pathology, stage, limb function, and overall health status this decision will likely involve surgery. Surgery can range from excision (limb sparing) to amputation, depending on the above details. Radiation therapy (and sometime chemotherapy) may be used in addition to surgery. ...Read more