Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma

Last revised by Dr Avni K P Skandhan on 22 Feb 2018

Mesenchymal chondrosarcomas are a rare chondrosarcoma subtype.

Pathology

They are found in both bone and soft tissues (see: extraskeletal chondrosarcoma). 

Histology

Mesenchymal chondrosarcomas are characterized by bimorphic histology:

  • densely packed small round blue cells similar to those seen in Ewing's sarcoma
  • malignant cartilaginous tumor

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