Enchondorma or Chondrosarcoma: not so easy!


It is critical to determine if a lesion is benign or malignant. However, it is especially difficult in the case of grade 1 chondrosarcoma, even for a pathologist. This article focuses on the role of MRI in the differentiation of enchondromas from chondrosarcomas.



Key points:

  • Differentiation of enchondroma from low-grade chondrosarcoma is challenging for radiologists and pathologists.
  • The utility of clinical assessment, conventional and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI was uncertain.
  • Clinical assessment and conventional MRI aid in differentiating enchondromas from low-grade chondrosarcoma.
  • Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI cannot differentiate enchondromas from grade 1 chondrosarcoma.

Article: What are the differentiating clinical and MRI-features of enchondromas from low-grade chondrosarcomas?

Authors: Douis et al, January 2018, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 398–409