Chondroblastoma of scapula

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Right shoulder pain with limited range of motion.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

On AP radiography of the right shoulder, a lytic lesion with lobulated margins and irregular thin sclerotic rim is seen which arising in the scapular side of right glenohumeral joint. Internal calcification also is noted. There is no evidence of cortical destruction or periosteal reaction.

Case Discussion

The findings in a 30 year old patient with right shoulder pain and limited range of motion compatible with benign bone neoplasm. Chondroblastoma is the most probable diagnosis (and is histologically proven). 

Chondroblastomas (along with chondromyxoid fibroma) constitute the “C” in the FEGNOMASHIC mnemonic for benign appearing cystic lesions.2

A case of Prof. Saeed Rad, Tabriz, Iran.

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Case information

rID: 21295
Published: 14th Jan 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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