Maffucci syndrome

Maffucci syndrome is a sporadic disease characterized by the presence of multiple enchondromas associated with multiple hemangiomas. Patients are normal at birth and the syndrome manifests during childhood and puberty. The enchondromas affect the extremities and their distribution is asymmetrical. The most common sites of enchondromas are the metacarpal bones and phalanges of the hands. The feet are less commonly afflicted. Disfigurations of the extremities are a result. Pathological fractures can arise in affected metaphyses and diaphysesof the long bones and are common (26%).  (from wikipedia)
Image from fuckyeahnarcotics tumblr (here)

The hand x-ray reveals multiple well defined and centrally located round and oval lytic lesions with endosteal scalloping, sclerotic margins, and expansion of the cortex in the metacarpal, middle phalanx, and distal phalanx bones of the left hand, the lesions have a characteristic rings and arcs pattern of calcification, which suggests cartilaginous tumors, no pathologic fracture of any of these lesions is seen. (reblogged from fuckyeahnarcotics tumblr)

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