Soft Tissue Chondroma

Rasat A., Gunen Yılmaz S.

Presentation, pp.127, 2023

  • Publication Type: Other Publication / Presentation
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Page Numbers: pp.127
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


 Aim: Chondromas are benign neoplasms originating from mature hyaline cartilage. They generally have limited growth potential and are not regionally aggressive. They usually occur as a benign and painless tumor mass. The purpose of this case report is to present a case of Soft Tissue Chondromain a 23-year-old female patient, located in the left ramus region and detected on radiographic examination.Material and Methods: A 23-year-old female patient applied to Akdeniz University Faculty of Dentistry for  routine  dental  examination.  In  the  radiographic  examination,  a  mixed-looking,  regularly-circumscribed, round-shaped area, mostly of radiopaque nature, was observed adjacent to the left mandibular ramus region. The patient did not have any symptoms or discomfort in the relevant region. For detailed examination, Cone Beam Computed Tomography (Morita X800 LP) (CBCT) imaging was performed in our clinic. In the examined CBCT image, at the anterior level of the left mandibular ramus region, a regular bordered, mixed image was observed in the soft tissue, the largest of which was approximately 8x7(mesiodistal x anteriorposterior)mm.Results:It was decided to remove the relevant tumor for histopathological examination. The structure, which was removed as a result of the operation in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic, was sent for pathological examination. The related structure was defined as a calcified hyaline nodule of non-odonogenic origin.Conclusion:Chondromas are rare benign mesenchymal tumors composed of mature hyaline cartilage. About 10% of the cases are localized in the soft tissues of the head and neck region. They grow slowly and painlessly. The treatment is surgical excision. Since the recurrence rate is high, it should be followed clinically and radiographically