Although previously called hamartoma, these lesions develop over years and
are not congenital.
Patients over 40; women outnumber men
Rare cause of solitary lesion detected on radiographic studies
|General Gross Description|
Solitary nodule or "coin lesion"
May be firm and glassy depending on the amount of cartilage within the
|General Microscopic Description|
Composed of mature cartilage, fibrous tissue, and fat as well as
occasional blood vessels and respiratory epithelium.
Cotran RS, Kumar V, Robbins SL: Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease. 5th edition. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1994, pp. 727.
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|Synopsis by: Melinda Sanders M.D. (T28000M75500)