Affordable Access

deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

Dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma: an aggressive variant of chondrosarcoma.

Authors
  • Bharath, Gangadhara
  • Burrah, Rajaram
  • Shivakumar, Kuppuswamy
  • Manjunath, Suraj
  • Bhanumathi, Rao
Type
Published Article
Journal
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2015
Volume
23
Issue
2
Pages
221–223
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0218492314522253
PMID: 24585295
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

Dedifferentiated chondrosarcomas are a rare and aggressive subtype of chondrosarcoma with a bimorphic pattern on histopathology. Rib is a rare site of dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma. Diagnosis of this subtype preoperatively can be challenging. Treatment options for dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma are limited because they are chemoresistant, and therefore adequate surgery forms the main stay of treatment. We present our experience with a dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma of the rib, and discuss the management of this rare entity.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times