Chondroma of right great toe


  • Pushkar L. Davhale Department of Surgery, BAVMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Prachi P. Salunke Department of Surgery, BAVMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Kiran M. Patil Department of Surgery, BAVMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Ananta A. Kulkarni Department of Surgery, BAVMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India



Chondroma, Painless swelling, Surgical excision


Chondromas are benign neoplasms arising from hyaline cartilage cells or mesenchymal cells often solitary, slow-growing masses. They may grow to a size that causes clinical problems, depending on the location. These are not locally invasive. Some chondromas may undergo malignant transformation; however, most chondrosarcomas are thought to arise de novo. We present a case of a 33 years old male patient who presented with chronic swelling on the dorsal aspect of the DAP joint of right great toe. The patient underwent surgical excision of the painless lesion. Post operative period was uneventful and the swelling resolved immediately. After a follow up of 1 year the patient has no complaints of pain or swelling.


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