In the present examination, we detected type I collagen mRNA in neoplastic chondrocytes in osteochondromas, typical benign bone neoplasms. We believe that the cells involved in >chondroid bone< appearing in osteochondromas temporally express cartilage phenotypes and then change directly into bone-forming cells that survive in the >chondroid bone< until the tissue is resorbed and remodelled into true bone tissue.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European journal of medical research|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 30 2003|
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