What are the types of cartilage-producing spinal tumors?

Updated: Nov 01, 2018
  • Author: Andrew A Sama, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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Cartilage-producing tumors of the spine include the following:

  • Osteochondroma - Benign lesion with cartilaginous cap as described above
  • Chondrosarcoma - Malignant cartilage producing tumors that histologically demonstrate round cellular stroma in a chondroid matrix (see the image below)
Spinal tumors. Histology of chondrosarcoma at 40 t Spinal tumors. Histology of chondrosarcoma at 40 times magnification.

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