Metachondromatosis refers to the rare combination of:
In contrast to enchondromatosis alone, metachondromatosis carries an autosomal dominant inheritance.
Treatment and prognosis
With this condition, the cartilaginous lesions rarely undergo malignant transformation and spontaneous regression is usually expected. In asymptomatic and uncomplicated cases, no treatment is usually required.
History and etymology
First described by P Marotaeux et al. in 1971 .