Chondromata

Chondromata  are fairly common tumors of bone. They may appear externally to the cortex, or sometimes they grow in the medullary canal. They may arise directly from the marrow, probably from remnants of the provisional cartilage cells. They also appear frequently to arise from the epiphyseal line.

Chondromata appear generally as multiple masses, nodular in shape, and are frequently seen on the lower leg, about the knee joint. They usually are painless, firm and hard, and not tender to pressure.

Treatment  consists in removal by operation.