Literally meaning: “growth of bones and cartllage”
Origin: Anc Greek
+χόνδρος/chondros (=thick, coarse salt, soft bone, cartilages in the region between the ribs and navel)
+(-ωμα)/(-oma)=suffix denoting state or condition of mass growth
In 1891, Orlow coined the term 'exostosis bursata' to describe bursae developing between osteochondromas and surrounding soft tissues
Osteochondroma is a benign tumour of that occurs predominantly in metaphyseal regions of the long tubular bones. Osteochondroma happens when exostosis (outgrowth bone) is capped with cartilage and can be solitary or multiple, sessile or pedunculated.