Extraskeletal chondroma, a rare soft tissue tumor. Case report.

Published online: Oct 27 2000

F A Anthouli-Anagnostopoulou, and G Papachristou.

Anatomy Department, Faculty of Health and Health Care Professions, Technological Educational Institution, Athens, Greece.


A rare case of a chondroma of soft tissue located in the first metatarsophalangeal joint of the right foot in a 65-year-old male patient is reported. Defining elements of the tumor under study are: 1) the asymptomatic and harmless clinical course 2) the lack of connection between the tumor and the underlying bone 3) the slow tumor development 4) the absence of age and sex predominance and 5) the characteristic tumor histological picture.