Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Enchondroma Symptoms

Most enchondromas are painless tumors. Most occur in the upper arm (humerus) and thigh (femur).

Symptoms of enchondroma may include:

Large bone tumors can result in a progressive destruction of bone tissue. This may cause a structural weakening in the bone. When the bone becomes too weak, a fracture may occur: this is called a pathologic fracture. Sometimes a bone tumor is discovered when a fracture occurs after a minor injury.

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Last Updated: Jan 23, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Enchondroma References
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