Chondrosarcoma | Symptoms & Causes

What are the symptoms of chondrosarcoma?

Several factors, including Ollier’s disease (multiple benign tumors within a bone) and a rare genetic disorder called Maffucci syndrome, may contribute to disease risk. Chondrosarcomas can be rapidly invasive or slow-growing and cause fewer symptoms and seldom spread to other organs and tissues. 

Typical symptoms may include:

  • pain (sharp or dull) at the tumor site
  • swelling and/or redness at the tumor site
  • enlargement of pre-existing exotoses (bone growths)
  • increased pain with activity or lifting
  • limp
  • decreased movement of affect limb
  • urinary obstruction (with pelvic tumors)

What causes chondrosarcoma?

The cause of chondrosarcoma is not known. Talk to your child's doctor if your family has a history of genetic disorders.