Intracortical chondroma simulating osteoid osteoma treated by radiofrequency

Richard Ramnath, Daniel I. Rosenthal, Justin Cates, Mark Gebhardt, Robert H. Quinn

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Two children presented with painful lytic lesions in the lower extremity. The lesions were located within cortical bone, and surrounded by sclerosis of the medullary bone and periosteal new bone formation. The lesions were painful, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents relieved the pain. CT-guided core biopsies were performed followed by radiofrequency treatment. Pathologic evaluation of the specimens revealed features consistent with benign intracortical chondroma. In one case radiofrequency treatment appears to have cured the tumor. The other patient required operative intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-602
Number of pages6
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • CT
  • Intracortical chondroma
  • Osteoid osteoma
  • Periosteal chondroma
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Radiographs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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