Chondrosarcoma of the pelvis - case report

Vol. 59 No. 3, 2018

ROMANIAN JOURNAL of MORPHOLOGY and EMBRYOLOGY

Razvan Ene, Zsombor Alpar Panti, Mihai Nica, Mihnea Gabriel Popa, Monica Mihaela Cirstoiu, Octavian Munteanu, Sorin Liviu Vasilescu, George Simion, Alexandru Vasilescu, Dragos-Virgil Davitoiu, Florin Catalin Cirstoiu

Chondrosarcoma (CHS) is the third most common primary bone tumor after myeloma and osteosarcoma. Histologically, it is made of pure hyaline cartilage differentiation. The tumor itself may have myxoid modification and calcification. It occurs especially after 50 years, with an equal gender distribution. Most CHS are solitary, the etiology is still unclear and most of them are discovered accidentally. Early diagnosis is crucial for a good prognosis. In this paper, we would like to present a case of a female patient with an accidentally discovered CHS of the iliopubic and ischiopubic ramus of the pelvis. The purpose of this report is to highlight the importance of multidisciplinary management of tumor pathology, especially when the site of the tumor is surgically hardly accessible and to underline possible common genetic aspects of benign and malignant tumors.

Corresponding author: Monica Mihaela Cirstoiu, Professor, MD, PhD; e-mail: dr_cirstoiumonica@yahoo.com

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