Enchondromatosis is a rare heterogeneous skeletal disease characterized by multiple enchondromas, and it includes several different subtypes of which Ollier . Enchondromas are common benign cartilage tumors of bone. They can occur as solitary lesions or as multiple lesions in enchondromatosis. Enchondromatosis, also known as Ollier disease (see Terminology section), is a non-hereditary, sporadic, skeletal disorder characterised by multiple.

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C ] – Ovarian juvenile granulosa cell tumor with precocious pseudopuberty. Case report and review of the enhcondromatosis. You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys.

However, the recurrence rate tends to be high after cutterage. The receptor constitutively activated hedgehog signaling, and excessive hedgehog signaling was sufficient to cause formation of the enchondroma-like lesions. Case 3 Case 3.

Multiple enchondromatosis (Ollier disease)

Unable to process the form. Abstract Olliers disease is a rare disease characterized by widespread enchondromas with a unilateral predominance, in early childhood.

Clinical problems caused by enchondromas include skeletal deformity and the potential for malignant change to osteosarcoma Schwartz et al. Occasionally patients will also be afflicted with multiple osteochondromas.


Generalized enchondromatosis in a boy with only platyspondyly in the father. A year-old female patient presented to our hospital with difficulty in walking, leg pain and multiple swellings in hands and leg for 2 years.

This rare combination is known as metachondromatosis. A rare cause of short-trunk syndrome. Fourteen of 16 subjects had identical mutations in separate lesions.

The literature review of ollier disease. There was no such history in her family. Olliers disease must be differentiated from hereditary multiple exostosis. Olliers disease is a rare disease characterized by widespread enchondromas with a unilateral predominance, in early childhood. Peripheral Ossifying fibroma Fibrosarcoma. Radiographic findings typically are long low-density streaks projecting through the diaphyses into the epiphyses of the long bone.

If involvement of the lower limbs is significant, leg length discrepancy may occur.

Multiple enchondromatosis (Ollier disease)

The extent of disease is highly variable and thus so is the degree of impairment. Enchondromas are originally localized to the growth plate cartilage, and progressively migrate towards the diaphysis. Osseous and chondromatous neoplasia Neoplasm stubs. J Bone Joint Surg Am. Symptoms begin with the appearance of palpable bony masses on a finger or a mjltiple, an asymmetric shortening of an extremity with limping, osseous deformities associated with or without pathologic fractures [ 3 ].

Nara Sobreira – updated: Support Center Support Center. There is no medical treatment for olliers disease.


Angular deformities and growth disturbances can be noticed, which result in shortening of the long bones, and inequality in the length of the legs. In a case of human enchondromatosis, Hopyan et al.

Multiple Enchondromatosis: Olliers Disease- A Case Report

Microscopically, the lesions can be more cellular and cytologically atypical as compared to solitary enchondroma. In patients with limb discrepancy distraction osteogenesis with the use of ilizarov instrument is indicated [ 2 ]. Presence of unmineralized parts in the lesion should raise the suspicion for malignancy [ 3 ].

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Biopsy of the lesions revealed increased cellularity, pleomorphic nuclei, and associated microcyst formation, all of which hinted towards a low grade fibrillary astrocytoma. Ollier disease and Maffucci syndrome are non-inherited disorders while spondyloenchondromatosis is inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder.

The differential diagnosis for bone tumours is dependent on the age of the patient, with a very different set of differentials for the pediatric patient. Giant-cell tumor of bone. Check for errors and try again.