Chondroblastoma: MR characteristics with pathologic correlation

Won Hee Jee, Yong Koo Park, Thomas R. McCauley, Kyu Ho Choi, Kyung Nam Ryu, Jin Suck Suh, Kyung Jin Suh, Jae Hyun Cho, Jeong Hoon Lee, Jung Mi Park, Youn Soo Lee, In Young Ok, Jung Man Kim

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the MR findings of chondroblastoma with pathologic correlation. Method: In 22 patients with pathologically proven chondroblastoma, MR signal characteristics were correlated with pathological findings. Results: On T2-weighted images, 12 (55%) lesions were hyperintense with hypointense areas in 9 lesions, whereas 10 (45%) Were hypointense. Therefore, 19 of 22 (86%) lesions with pathologic correlation had hypointense areas entirely (n = 10) or partly (n = 9) on T2- weighted images. On gadolinium-enhanced images, 13 (59%) lesions showed lobular enhancement and 9 (41%) showed marginal and septal enhancement. Low signal intensity on T2-weighted MR images was most strongly associated with an abundance of immature chondroid matrix, hypercellularity of the chondroblasts, calcifications, and hemosiderin on histology. Conclusion: Chondroblastoma was found to show hypointense portions on T2-weighted images. Signal intensity on TI- and T2-weighted MR images in chondroblastoma was dependent on the amounts of histopathological components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)721-726
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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