What are the symptoms of an enchondroma?
Most enchondromas don’t cause any symptoms. However, some children may experience pain in the affected area if any, or a combination of, the following occur:
- The tumor becomes very large.
- The tumor causes weakness of the affected bone, leading to a fracture.
- The tumor causes abnormal growth of the affected area.
What other conditions are associated with enchondromas?
An enchondroma may appear as a solitary tumor or as multiple tumors. In cases that involve multiple tumors, the following conditions may be diagnosed:
Ollier's disease (enchondromatosis) - multiple enchondromas in various sites of the body.
- much less common than cases of single enchondroma.
- Maffucci syndrome - multiple enchondromas associated with soft-tissue hemangiomas (benign tumors made up of blood vessels).