Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Home Care pain in adults pain in children taking control warning signs Outlook Underlying Cause Anatomy
- An area of tenderness overlying the bone (often the hand)
- An area of swelling overlying the bone (often the hand)
- Sometimes a bone tumor is discovered when a fracture occurs after a minor injury.
This diagnosis of enchondroma must be confirmed through testing.
Tests that may be used to evaluate enchondroma include:
- Alkaline phosphatase level
- Serum calcium levels
- SGOT level
- Bone x-rays:
- Usually the first test to detect a bone tumor
- Bone biopsy: sample of bone cells to determine the presence of cancer
- Nuclear bone scan:
- Can easily detect abnormal areas of bone
- CT scanning of the bones:
- Shows many abnormalities of bone
- MRI scanning of the bones:
- Gives the best detail of soft tissues
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PubMed Enchondroma References
- Flemming DJ, Murphey MD. Enchondroma and chondrosarcoma. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2000;4(1):59-71. 
- Weiner SD. Enchondroma and chondrosarcoma of bone: clinical, radiologic, and histologic differentiation. Instr Course Lect. 2004;53:645-9.