Metachondromatosis

Metachondromatosis refers to the rare combination of:

In contrast to enchondromatosis alone, metachondromatosis carries an autosomal dominant inheritance. 

Characterised by the presence of both enchondromas and osteochondromas. The enchondromas can have a peculiar streak-like appearance 2.

With this condition, the cartilageneous lesions rarely undergo malignant tranformation and spontaneous regression is usually expected. In asymptomatic and uncomplicated cases, no treatment is usually required.

First described by P Marotaeux et.al in 1971 2,3

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