Published in Cancer Weekly, April 29th, 2003
"Osteochondromas are common and typically arise from the metaphyseal ends of long bones," scientists in South Korea report.
"An osteochondral neoplasm of the soft tissue, which is a lesion of uncertain pathogenesis, is uncommon and usually arises from the synovial tissue in joints and tendon sheaths. Rarely, extraskeletal osteochondromas also arise outside of synovial compartments," wrote S.C. Lim and colleagues, Chosun University Hospital, Department of Pathology.
"Most of the reported cases were presented in the hands and feet, especially in the fingers. ...
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