Chondroma

What is Chondroma?

Chondroma meaning Rare benign tumors made of bone cartilage found in the skull. Both the skull base and the paranasal sinuses contain cartilage. Chondromas can develop in this cartilage, typically in people between the ages of 10 and 30.These tumors grow slowly, but eventually may cause the bone to fracture or grow too much, creating pressure on the brain. In rare instances, chondromas may develop into a cancerous condition called chondrosarcomas.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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