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Chondroblastoma
B.J. Manaster, MD, PhD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Clinical Issues

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Synonyms

            • Calcifying giant cell tumor, epiphyseal chondromatous giant cell tumor, Codman tumor, chondroblastoma (CB)
          • Definitions

            • Benign cartilage tumor arising in epiphysis of skeletally immature individuals

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Chung JW et al: Secondary aneurysmal bone cystic change of the chondroblastoma, mistaken for a primary aneurysmal bone cyst in the patella. Knee Surg Relat Res. 26(1):48-51, 2014
                                        2. Lalam RK et al: Image guided radiofrequency thermo-ablation therapy of chondroblastomas: should it replace surgery? Skeletal Radiol. 43(4):513-22, 2014
                                        3. Mashhour MA et al: Lower recurrence rate in chondroblastoma using extended curettage and cryosurgery. Int Orthop. 38(5):1019-24, 2014
                                        4. Tan H et al: Chondroblastoma of the patella with aneurysmal bone cyst. Orthopedics. 37(1):e87-91, 2014
                                        5. Rybak LD et al: Chondroblastoma: radiofrequency ablation--alternative to surgical resection in selected cases. Radiology. 251(2):599-604, 2009
                                        6. Singh J et al: Tumour and tumour-like lesions of the patella--a multicentre experience. Eur Radiol. 19(3):701-12, 2009
                                        7. Christie-Large M et al: Radiofrequency ablation of chondroblastoma: procedure technique, clinical and MR imaging follow up of four cases. Skeletal Radiol. 37(11):1011-7, 2008
                                        8. Atalar H et al: Management of chondroblastoma: retrospective review of 28 patients. J Orthop Sci. 12(4):334-40, 2007
                                        9. Lin PP et al: Treatment and prognosis of chondroblastoma. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 438:103-9, 2005
                                        10. Kilpatrick S et al: Chondroblastoma. In Fletcher C et al: World Health Organization Classification of Tumours: Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone. 241-242; Lyon: IARC Press, 2002
                                        11. Yamamura S et al: Inflammatory reaction in chondroblastoma. Skeletal Radiol. 25(4):371-6, 1996
                                        12. Weatherall PT et al: Chondroblastoma: classic and confusing appearance at MR imaging. Radiology. 190(2):467-74, 1994
                                        13. Brower AC et al: The frequency and diagnostic significance of periostitis in chondroblastoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 154(2):309-14, 1990
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • Calcifying giant cell tumor, epiphyseal chondromatous giant cell tumor, Codman tumor, chondroblastoma (CB)
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Benign cartilage tumor arising in epiphysis of skeletally immature individuals

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Radiographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                • Microscopic Features

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                          • Consider

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Chung JW et al: Secondary aneurysmal bone cystic change of the chondroblastoma, mistaken for a primary aneurysmal bone cyst in the patella. Knee Surg Relat Res. 26(1):48-51, 2014
                                                                              2. Lalam RK et al: Image guided radiofrequency thermo-ablation therapy of chondroblastomas: should it replace surgery? Skeletal Radiol. 43(4):513-22, 2014
                                                                              3. Mashhour MA et al: Lower recurrence rate in chondroblastoma using extended curettage and cryosurgery. Int Orthop. 38(5):1019-24, 2014
                                                                              4. Tan H et al: Chondroblastoma of the patella with aneurysmal bone cyst. Orthopedics. 37(1):e87-91, 2014
                                                                              5. Rybak LD et al: Chondroblastoma: radiofrequency ablation--alternative to surgical resection in selected cases. Radiology. 251(2):599-604, 2009
                                                                              6. Singh J et al: Tumour and tumour-like lesions of the patella--a multicentre experience. Eur Radiol. 19(3):701-12, 2009
                                                                              7. Christie-Large M et al: Radiofrequency ablation of chondroblastoma: procedure technique, clinical and MR imaging follow up of four cases. Skeletal Radiol. 37(11):1011-7, 2008
                                                                              8. Atalar H et al: Management of chondroblastoma: retrospective review of 28 patients. J Orthop Sci. 12(4):334-40, 2007
                                                                              9. Lin PP et al: Treatment and prognosis of chondroblastoma. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 438:103-9, 2005
                                                                              10. Kilpatrick S et al: Chondroblastoma. In Fletcher C et al: World Health Organization Classification of Tumours: Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone. 241-242; Lyon: IARC Press, 2002
                                                                              11. Yamamura S et al: Inflammatory reaction in chondroblastoma. Skeletal Radiol. 25(4):371-6, 1996
                                                                              12. Weatherall PT et al: Chondroblastoma: classic and confusing appearance at MR imaging. Radiology. 190(2):467-74, 1994
                                                                              13. Brower AC et al: The frequency and diagnostic significance of periostitis in chondroblastoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 154(2):309-14, 1990