Chondrosarcoma


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chondrosarcoma

[¦kän·drō·sär′kō·mə]
(medicine)
A malignant tumor of cartilage.

Chondrosarcoma

 

a malignant tumor of cartilage tissue, sometimes accompanied by mucous degeneration; a type of sarcoma. Chondrosarcomas most often occur in males. They develop mostly on the inferior metaphysis of the femur, the pelvic bones, and the ribs. The course is slow (several years); pain appears when the tumor has attained considerable size. Metastasis is mainly to the lungs and lymph nodes. Treatment involves surgery (amputation, resection) combined with the administration of antineoplastic agents.

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A 56 year old man had history of trauma of the right big toe which was amputated after the biopsy in 2011 at the SIUT showed chondrosarcoma having clear margins.
Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma: further observations on a new entity.
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma: a multi-institutional study of 42 cases in Japan.
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Chondrosarcoma is a slow-growing malignant tumor of skeletal and extraskeletal origin comprising less than 1% of all head and neck tumors.
Alternatively, low-grade tumors can often be biopsied and resected in the same setting (e.g., long bone low-grade chondrosarcoma [32]), lending to decreased TTI (often TTI = 0).
Sarcomas that showed positive immunoreactivity for OCN in our study were 11 cases of chondrosarcoma, 3 cases of Ewing's sarcoma, chordoma, and plasmacytoma.
Herein, we report a case of extraosseous mesenchymal chondrosarcoma in a young male involving the cervical spinal canal.
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma, a malignant soft tissue tumor must also be excluded by detecting tumor cells with more vacuolated cytoplasm and chondromyxoid stroma (4).
Case 1 is a 31-year-old female who underwent artificial prosthesis replacement in treatment of Grade II chondrosarcoma in 2009.