Chondroma Proximal Phalanx – Thumb

Chondromas are benign bone tumors which originate from cartilage. radiographically some calcification can typically be seen as a rim at the margin of the tumor. Once resected off of normal bone the recurrence rate is very low

Dorsal view of the involved thumb.







Lateral view of the tumorous condition.







X-ray showing calcified rim to the essentially radio-opaque tumorous condition involving the proximal phalanx of the thumb.






intra-operative view of the tumor emanating from the radial velar surface of the proximal phalanx.






Close up view of same intra-operative photograph. Just prior to being resected.