Intraspinal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma: An argument for aggressive local resection and adjuvant therapy based on review of the literature

Sricharan Gopakumar, William J. Steele, Matthew Muir, Zain Bhogani, Gavin W. Britz

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Abstract

Background: Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma is a rare cartilaginous neoplasm that typically involves the axial skeleton. Despite a well-circumscribed appearance, this tumor has a tendency to recur both locally and with distant metastases. Case Description: A 17-year-old patient presented with numbness and paresthesias in the lower extremities attributed to a T10-T11 intradural extramedullary mesenchymal chondrosarcoma. The patient was treated with aggressive local resection and adjuvant therapy. Here, this case and present literature are appropriately reviewed. Conclusion: Although uncommon, intraspinal mesenchymal chondrosarcomas warrant both radical local resection and aggressive adjuvant therapy with chemoradiation to provide the greatest chance of progression-free survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number95
JournalSurgical Neurology International
Volume11
Issue number95
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2 2020

Keywords

  • Adjuvant therapy
  • Intradural tumor
  • Intraspinal
  • Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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