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Osteophyte, also bone spur, are a finding seen in osteoarthritis.



  • Cartilage and bone.[1]

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Submitted as "Osteophyte Dorsum Left Hand", Excision:
- Ovoid body consisting of benign cartilage with ossification 
  contained within a benign soft connective tissue envelope.

See also


  1. Gelse, K.; Ekici, AB.; Cipa, F.; Swoboda, B.; Carl, HD.; Olk, A.; Hennig, FF.; Klinger, P. (Feb 2012). "Molecular differentiation between osteophytic and articular cartilage--clues for a transient and permanent chondrocyte phenotype.". Osteoarthritis Cartilage 20 (2): 162-71. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2011.12.004. PMID 22209871.