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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Dec 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery