Chondromyxoid fibroma is a rare nonmalignancy that comprises <1% of all bone tumors. It typically presents with pain, swelling, and tenderness to palpation. The lesion has a predilection for the metaphysis of long bones of the lower extremity, most commonly in the proximal tibial metaphysis. Patients often present in their second or third decade of life, although some reports have included a younger average age. Sporadic reports of chondromyxoid fibroma in the spine are found in the literature. This article presents the second case of a chondromyxoid fibroma of the lumbar spine in a pediatric patient, along with a literature review with emphasis on recurrence rates and malignant transformation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine