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Codman's tumour

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A benign tumor of the cartilage and cartilage-forming connective tissue, most frequently localized to the epiphyses of the long bones, e.g., femur, humerus, and tibia.

Description

A benign tumor of the cartilage and cartilage-forming connective tissue, most frequently localized to the epiphyses of the long bones, e.g., femur, humerus, and tibia. There is localized pain and limited motion of contiguous joint. The lesions, which seldom undergo malignant degeneration, are most often seen in adolescent and young adult males. Aetiology unknown.

Bibliography

  • E. A. Codman:
    Epiphyseal chondromatous giant cell tumours of the upper end of the humerus.
    Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Chicago, 1931, 32: 543-548.

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