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osteochondroma (exostosis) CHORUS

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Location: http://chorus.rad.mcw.edu/doc/00295.html

Description: * age: 10 - 30 yrs
* bony outgrowth
* points away from joint
* site: metaphysis; long bones
o 50% at knee or shoulder
* generally benign
o calcified cartilagenous cap ==> premalignant
o may --> chondrosarcoma
* familial type of multiple osteochondromatoses ==> increased risk of malignancy

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Charles E. Kahn, Jr., MD
Institution: CHORUS
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Jan 31 2002
Last Modified: Wed Jul 29 2009