In this blog, we’ll be providing an overview of a rare benign bone tumor of the cartilage we treat at Baylor Scott & White Greater Dallas Orthopaedics called Chondromyxoid Fibroma. While it shares many traits with other bone tumors we’ve discussed, it is unique in that it impacts older children and young adults who range between the ages of 10-30 years. It develops out of the cartilage-forming tissue found in the marrow of bones. It’s often found in the legs, arms, feet, hands, fingers, and toes.
Chondromyxoid Fibroma (CMF) is a rare benign bone tumor that accounts for less than 1% of all bone tumors. Chondromyxoid Fibroma grows out of the cartilage-forming tissue found in the marrow of bones (“chondro” means cartilage). CMF does not spread to other parts of the body.
Unfortunately, the cause of CMF is not known due to it being rarely diagnosed. There has been no proven connection between the development of CMF, but scientists are always working to understand how tumors form.
CMF is a noncancerous tumor that most often develops in older children and young adults that range between 10-30 years of age.
People with chondromyxoid fibroma may feel a bump at the location of the tumor. Followed by the bump, there may be severe pain. In other cases, there is no bump. Pain around the area of the tumor varies.
The treatment of each patient will be unique. Treatment options to discuss with your doctor include surgery and a combination of therapies.
We hope this overview of Chondromyxoid Fibroma was insightful and enlightening. The team at Baylor Scott & White Greater Dallas Orthopaedics places a high value on informing our audience and improving the medical literacy of all we impact.
As always, the content of a blog post is no substitute for a legitimate medical diagnosis. If you are concerned that you or a loved one may be suffering from a bone or soft tissue tumor, prioritize an appointment with a qualified medical professional at your earliest availability.