Extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma in an elderly male - A rare entity

Akhtar Kafil, Ray Prasenjit, Sherwani K. Rana, Shahid A. Siddiqui

Abstract


Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma (MCS) is a rare high grade malignant tumor having both skeletal and extraskeletalmanifestations. This rare variant of chondrosarcoma occurs in the deep soft tissues, usually of the limb girdles orextremities, but may occur in the trunk wall, abdomen and breast.Unlike conventional chondrosarcomas, mesenchymal chondrosarcomas occur with greater frequency in young adults.This form of cancer often metastasizes to other areas of the body and can cause life-threatening complications.This report describes the case of a 60 years old male, who presented with purely extraskeletal MCS involving the right sideof his chest wall.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/jst.v3n4p17

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Journal of Solid Tumors

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