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What is a chondroid lesion

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What is a chondroid lesion?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 6 years ago.

Where and how it is detected?

What is the size?

How long are you having this?

Do you have any other symptom or previous illness?

Thank you.

Edited by Dr .Saha on 9/24/2010 at 5:40 AM EST
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
After a fall and subsequent pain, and now numbness and shaking in Shoulder. An MRI was done. It is noted on the MRI report. The report states it is noted in the proximal humeral metaphysis. They are sending me to an orthopedic specialist. I don't understand what it is they see, or what treatment they may suggest, or what a lesion is.
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for the information.

Chondroid lesion can be benign or malignant.

Size of the lesion is also important.

Larger ones are more likely to be malignant.

You need a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon, as you have planned.

Treatment is usually surgical removal.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The MRI report states.."In the posterior medial humeral metaphysis, there is an eliptical area wich demostrates predominantly incresed signal on the T2-weighted sequences with a well-defined margin. this measures approximately 15 mm in the superior-to-inferior direction, 7mm in the anterior-to-posterior direction and 10mm in the medial to -laterl direction. There are several punctate areas of diminished signal intensity in the inferior haf of the leasion which may represent calcifcifications". What is the above talking about?
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 6 years ago.
When maximum dimension is approximately 15 mm, the possibility of malignancy is less.

However other associated finding should be considered.
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