Para-articular extraskeletal chondroma mimicking first metatarsophalangeal synovitis

Radiol Case Rep. 2017 Apr 29;12(3):564-570. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2017.03.025. eCollection 2017 Sep.


Extraskeletal chondroma is a rare benign tumor with symptoms that could mimic other common musculoskeletal pathological entities. We present a rare case of an extraskeletal para-articular chondroma of the first metatarsophalangeal joint which was initially misinterpreted as joint synovitis, based on magnetic resonance imaging findings. Histology revealed benign chondroma of the foot, which was finally treated with radical surgical excision. More than 2 years postoperatively, no recurrence of the tumor has been encountered.

Keywords: Extraskeletal chondroma; Metatarsophalangeal joint; Para-articular chondroma.

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