The direct cause for osteochondroma is said to be unknown but both male and female are likely to develop it.
Osteochondroma is often associated with a gene called .EXT 1.A defect in this gene may cause a tumor.
There is although a theory that this tumor may be the result of genetic abnormalities.
Often osteochondroma does not show any symptoms but symptoms may arise after a tumor has formed.It is usually diagnosed between ages 10-30.
A painless bump near the joints.
Shorter than average height for age
Joint and muscle pains.
Numbness or tingling in limb.
Changes in blood flow #5
Symptoms and signs of a tumor becoming cancerous are:
The growth of an osteochondroma after a person has …hit puberty
Pain experiences in the area where the …..osteochondroma is situated.
When a person’s cartilage begins to grow thicker …until it grows above 2cm