Chondroblastoma is a rare benign neoplasm called Codman's tumor. It is a cartilaginous tumor that occurs in young patients (adolescents) in the apophyses and epiphyses of tubular bones. Among all primary tumors, chondroblastoma accounts for no more than 1% of diseases.
At the initial stage, chondroblastoma can be cured without surgery, and rehabilitation takes place in a short time. If the tumor is neglected and has time to grow into the body of the bone, surgical intervention is used,
The best conditions for the treatment of chondroblastoma are offered by Israeli clinics, equipped with the most modern equipment. Highly qualified professionals with extensive experience in this area work here. With a high rate of services provided, prices for diagnosis and treatment of chondroblastoma remain within an affordable range - the cost of many procedures is significantly lower than prices in clinics in Europe, America and Canada.
Diagnostics and treatment of chondroblastoma in Israel
X-ray, computed and magnetic resonance imaging are prescribed as diagnostic studies. Also, at the discretion of the doctor, additional studies of chondroblastoma can be prescribed, for example, a general blood test and for tumor markers, biopsy, scintigraphy, etc.
The results of the examinations are sent to a consultation of specialists. Together they develop a procedure for the treatment of chondroblastoma and communicate a detailed plan to the patient. Also, at this stage, the price of services is formulated, which the patient will need to pay for the entire course of therapy (the cost of diagnostics is paid separately during the procedure). The price depends on the chosen method of treatment for chondroblastoma, its duration. On average, a patient's stay in the clinic lasts about a week, and the general recovery occurs within 30-40 days.
The therapy may involve the following methods:
- tumor excision is performed, when the tumor invades the body of the bone. In this case, the affected area is removed, and its reconstruction is carried out with the help of bone cement - the substance fills even the most microscopic cracks, ensuring the preservation of bone strength;
- endoscopic removal is carried out with a slight germination of chondroblastoma in the joint tissue. The operation is low-traumatic - a special device (arthroscope) equipped with miniature manipulators and a camera is inserted into the cavity through small incisions (about 8 mm). With the help of these instruments, the chondroblastoma is excised.
In cases where the tumor is diagnosed at an early stage, minimally invasive ablation is possible - electrodes are inserted into the focus under local anesthesia and the affected tissues die under the influence of electrical impulses. Rehabilitation lasts only a few hours.
Benefits of chondroblastoma treatment in Israeli clinics
The benefits of chondroblastoma treatment in Israel are more than obvious. First of all, it is an affordable price. The cost of services in Israeli clinics is strictly controlled by government agencies, therefore it remains the most loyal in comparison with clinics in other countries. Also an undoubted advantage is the high-tech equipment of medical institutions and high-quality medical personnel. And, of course, it is worth considering the fact that patients from Ukraine do not need a visa to visit Israel, which will speed up the process and make the cost of the trip even more attractive.