Soft Tissue Chondroma: Two Cases Report and Literature Review

Khadija Benhayoune, Hinde El Fatemi, Hassan El Fettach, Siham Tizniti, Faouzi Boutayeb, Mohammed El Merini, Taoufik Harmouch
2014 Case Reports in Clinical Medicine  
Soft tissue chondroma is a very rare, slow progressing, benign tumor. It has a specific tendency for hands and feet. It can exhibit worrisome radiographic and histologic features mimicking chondrosarcomas. Case 1: A 54-year-old man was presented with a big mass in the left thigh. At magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the lesion exhibited a heterogeneous pattern, localized in muscle without infiltration. Open biopsy was performed showed a soft tissue chondroma. Case 2: A 40 years old man
more » ... rs old man presented with a hard mass on the right iliac fossa. TDM showed a well circumscribed soft tissue mass with a heterogeneous pattern. Histological assessment of the resected specimen confirmed a soft tissue chondroma. Conclusion: Soft tissue chondroma is a very rare benign tumor. In our case, the tumor presented with an unusual location and radiological appearance, suggesting a malignant process. The diagnosis was rectified thanks to pathological examination.
doi:10.4236/crcm.2014.312137 fatcat:6vk3zetyzbfw3jbchmrilutlxq