J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1976 Mar;11(1):123-126. 10.4055/jkoa.1976.11.1.123.

A Benign Chondroblastoma in the Greater Trochanter of Femur: A Case Report


Benign chondroblastoma of bone is a relatively rare primary bone tumor which develops in the 2nd to 3rd decade involving the epiphysis of the long bone. The over-all reported cases of the world have been lesser than 400 after determining the entity as benign chondroblastoma in 1942 by Jaffe and Lichtenstein. A case of the benign chondroblastoma with involvement of the greater trochanter of the femur of a 19 years old boy is presented. The conclusive diagaosis was led by histological examination. Considerable new bone formation and bony spicules which might be derived from previous multiple puncture made us to confuse with osteogenic sarcoma. The specimen was composed of reddish brown hemorrhagic and fragile tissue with scattered either yellowish gritty calcified material or bluish translucent ones. The postoperative course has been smooth and there has been no evidence of recurrence for postoperative 15 months.

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