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Extraskeletal Chondroma with Concomitant Arthrosis of the Foot at the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint

A Case Report

Dustin Prins DPM1 and Lisa Fuchs DPM2
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  • 1 Family Foot and Ankle Specialists, Greenville, TX.
  • | 2 Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, OH. Dr. Fuchs is now with Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.
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Extraskeletal chondroma is a benign tumor that is found most often in the fingers but can be found in the feet as well. A symptom of this lesion is pressure from the slow-growing mass. We present the case of a 58-year-old woman who presented with an extraskeletal chondroma in the plantar aspect of the left first metatarsophalangeal joint with concomitant symptomatic arthrosis at the joint. Operative treatment was excision of the lesion in addition to arthrodesis of the joint attributable to the presence of symptomatic arthrosis. The patient was seen approximately 1 year postoperatively and had no postoperative complications. Distinction between extraskeletal chondromas and other lesions, such as extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcomas, is critical because delayed treatment of the latter has the propensity to lead to detriment to the patient. Therefore, proper diagnosis is critical.

Corresponding author: Dustin Prins, DPM, Family Foot and Ankle Specialists, 3900 Joe Ramsey Blvd, Greenville, TX 75401. (E-mail: dr.prins@ffas-tx.com)