Multicentric Chondrosarcoma Involving the Appendicular Skeleton: A Case Report and Literature Review.
Chondrosarcomas constitute the 3rd most common primary bone malignancy. These tumours grow slowly and rarely metastasize, usually having a good prognosis after surgery. Among patients registered and treated at the Brazilian National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics, an uncommon case of chondrosarcoma was identified in a 63-year-old man, who was diagnosed with multicentric chondrosarcoma of the appendicular skeleton. This example is atypical in the medical literature because multicentric tumours are different from metastatic events, and their frequency in chondrosarcoma is rare. This article therefore provides a rare case report alongside a review of additional cases in the medical literature.