Testing & Diagnosis for Enchondroma in Children

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Tests

How are enchondromas diagnosed?

Your child’s doctor will diagnose an enchondroma after doing a thorough medical history and physical examination.

In addition, the following diagnostic tests may also be performed:

   •   X-rays - A diagnostic test that uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams
       to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs onto film.
   •   Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - This test is particularly useful in identifying tumors in areas that are difficult
       to image on a plain x-ray.
   •   Computerized Tomography scan (also called CT or CAT scan) - A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of
       the body, including the bones, muscles, fat and organs.
   •   Bone scan - A nuclear imaging method to evaluate any degenerative and/or arthritic changes in the joints, to
       detect bone diseases and tumors and to determine the cause of bone pain or inflammation.

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