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[Osteochondroma and multiple osteochondromas: recommendations on the diagnostics and follow-up with special consideration to the occurrence of secondary chondrosarcoma].

Authors
  • Herget, G W
  • Kontny, U
  • Saueressig, U
  • Baumhoer, D
  • Hauschild, O
  • Elger, T
  • Südkamp, N P
  • Uhl, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Der Radiologe
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2013
Volume
53
Issue
12
Pages
1125–1136
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00117-013-2571-9
PMID: 24129968
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The risk of malignant transformation of SO is generally low. Axial lesions as well as recurrent osteochondromas and MO seem to have an increased risk of malignant transformation. The follow-up, requiring sufficient primary diagnostics, includes regular self-control and can usually be clinically carried out in more peripherally located lesions but in certain cases supplementary X-ray imaging is needed. In cases of anatomical regions which are more difficult to access manually, follow-up examination by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the method of choice. Especially MO patients seem to benefit from long-term follow-up: when the tumor is located in the trunk and in (proximal) long bones MRI or whole-body MRI, respectively, should be performed once a year after skeletal maturity because of the higher risk of malignant transformation in these patients.

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