Chondromyxoid fibromas (CMFs) are rare, benign, primary tumors of bones, and occur in the metaphyses of the medullary canals of the long bones. The occurrence of intracortical CMFs is extremely rare. Very few cases of intracortical CMFs located in the long tubular bones have been reported to date. Moreover, even though the feet are the second most common site for CMF (after the knees), intracortical metatarsal CMF has not been reported previously, to our knowledge. We report an intracortical CMF occurring in the diaphysis of the metatarsal in a 17-year-old man. It showed the same imaging findings as usual intramedullary CMFs, except for its cortical location. The development and serial increase in this tumor over time are also demonstrated in this report. Additionally, we present a review of current literature on intracortical CMFs.
- Chondromyxoid fibroma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging