Chondroma of the cheek: A case report

K. Onodera, H. Xu, Satoshi Kimizuka, S. Echigo, K. Ooya

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An extremely rare case of soft tissue chondroma occurring in the right cheek of a 47-year-old woman is reported. The localized nodular tumor was encapsulated and composed of hyalinized cartilage with fine calcifications. Most tumor cells were positive for vimentin and S-100 protein, but negative for cytokeratin, factor VIII, and smooth muscle actin. It seems likely that the tumor cells arise from uncommitted mesenchymal stem cells by metaplastic process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)924-926
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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