Chondromatosis (benign)


Benign cartilage growths that can occur in various parts of the body. Symptoms are determined by the size and exact location of the growth. For example, a spinal chondroma can result in compression of the spinal cord


Bone pain Bone deformity Increased risk of fracture


The cause of chondromatosis is unknown. However, some researchers believe that trauma is a factor, given that the condition occurs primarily in weight bearing joints. Infection is another possible cause. Synovial chondromatosis can sometimes develop secondary to osteoarthritis.


The exact treatment for synovial chondromatosis varies from child to child, usually depending on: * your child's age, overall health, and medical history * extent of the disease * your child's tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies * how your child's physician expects the disease may progress * your opinion or preference