Chondrosarcoma of the mobile spine and sacrum

Rex A.W. Marco, Ryan M. Stuckey

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Abstract

Chondrosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor of bone. This family of tumors can be primary malignant tumors or a secondary malignant transformation of an underlying benign cartilage tumor. Pain is often the initial presenting complaint when chondrosarcoma involves the spine. In the mobile spine, chondrosarcoma commonly presents within the vertebral body and shows a predilection for the thoracic spine. Due to the resistance of chondrosarcoma to both radiation and chemotherapy, treatment is focused on surgery. With en bloc excision of chondrosarcoma of the mobile spine and sacrum patients can have local recurrence rates as low as 20.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number274281
JournalSarcoma
Volume2011
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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