Chondroblastoma with secondary aneurysmal bone cyst of the hamate: Case report

Peter C. Rhee, Eduardo N. Novais, Thomas C. Shives, Alexander Y. Shin

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Chondroblastoma of the carpals is rare, can mimic other benign bone tumors, and presents a diagnostic challenge. There have been few cases of benign tumors involving the hamate, with only one reported case of chondroblastoma, which was treated with complete hamate excision. We present a case of chondroblastoma with secondary aneurysmal bone cyst of the hamate treated with curettage, high-speed burring, phenol, and autogenous iliac crest bone grafting. At the time of the most recent radiographic follow-up, there was full graft incorporation, preserved hamate morphology, and no evidence of recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-542
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012


  • Aneurysmal bone cyst
  • carpal tumor
  • chondroblastoma
  • hamate
  • phenolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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