Multicentric Chondrosarcoma Involving the Appendicular Skeleton: A Case Report and Literature Review.

  • V. Aran National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics
  • W. Meohas National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics
  • A.C. de Sá Lopes National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics
  • L. Maciel Cabral National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics
  • A. Fortuna Costa National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics
  • J.A. Matheus Guimarães National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics
  • M.E. Leite Duarte National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics
Keywords: Bone Sarcomas, Chondrosarcoma, Multicentric Tumors, Appendicular skeleton.

Abstract

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.


Author Biographies

V. Aran, National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics

Research Division

W. Meohas, National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics

Department of Oncology

A.C. de Sá Lopes, National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics

Department of Oncology

L. Maciel Cabral, National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics

Department of Pathology

A. Fortuna Costa, National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics

Research Division

J.A. Matheus Guimarães, National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics

Research Division

M.E. Leite Duarte, National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics

Research Division

Published
2020-06-22
How to Cite
Aran, V., Meohas, W., de Sá Lopes, A., Maciel Cabral, L., Fortuna Costa, A., Matheus Guimarães, J., & Leite Duarte, M. (2020). Multicentric Chondrosarcoma Involving the Appendicular Skeleton: A Case Report and Literature Review. Current Oncology, 27(5). https://doi.org/10.3747/co.27.6237
Section
Case Report