|Year : 1997 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 185--188
Large exophytic chondrosarcoma of cervicodorsal spine without spinal cord compression : a case report with review of literature.
VK Kak, RC Thakur, BI Devi, Devi B Indira
Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
A case of well differentiated chondrosarcoma arising from the laminae and spinous processes of cervicodorsal spine is reported in a 22-years-old patient. He had presented with a painless progressive mass in the cervicodorsal region, without any neurological deficit. The tumour had a large exophytic growth without any intraspinal component. Radiological appearance of cartilaginous calcification suggested the diagnosis of a cartilaginous tumour. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) from the mass failed to differentiate between a chondroma and a well differentiated chondrosarcoma. The final histopathological diagnosis of the surgically excised tumour was possible only after a detailed radiological and clinicopathological correlation. Total surgicalexcision of the tumour was followed by radiation therapy. A review of literature is included in view of the rarity of this condition and scarcity of similar reports in the Indian literature.
Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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