[Enchondroma of the hand].

  title={[Enchondroma of the hand].},
  author={Jorg Gr{\"u}nert and M. Strobel and Erwin Brug},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und ihre Grenzgebiete},
  volume={133 2},
Enchondromata are the most frequent benign tumours of the bones of the hand. From 1973 to 1990 77 patients were treated at the trauma- and hand surgery department of the Westfälische Wilhelms-University in Münster because of a histologically confirmed enchondroma. Those 52 patients (32 female, 20 male, average age 32 years), who were operated on until 1986 were reviewed. After an average history of 16 months the diagnosis was made most often because of a painful swelling. In 15% a spontaneous… CONTINUE READING

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