Primary aggressive chondroblastoma of the tibia




Chondroblastoma is a primary bone tumor in children, adolescents and young adults, which accounts for 1% of all bone tumors. Epiphyseal or epiphysometaphyseal localization, this lesion usually develops from secondary ossification centers close to the knee, shoulder and hip. Although chondroblastoma is a nonaggressive benign tumor, it can very rarely show a locally aggressive character or a malignant transformation or even metastases. We describe a histologically proven case of an aggressive, primary chondroblastoma of the tibia invading soft tissue in a 22-year-old girl.


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