Chondrosarcoma of the scapula

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli


Chronic shoulder pain and immobility.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male
  • mild joint effusion
  • large soft tissue infiltrative and destructive osseous lesion measuring about 65*80*90 mm involving the scapula glenoid, coracoid process, and body portions with extraosseous extension
  • abnormal intrasubstance increased fluid signal and thickening along supraspinatus tendon related to tendinosis
  • subacromial/subdeltoid bursa
  • glenohumeral joint degenerative changes
  • capsular hypertrophy and degenerative changes along with the AC joint
  • acromion type II

Case Discussion

The patient underwent biopsy and the histopathologic examinations of the whole specimen came back as a grade II chondrosarcoma.


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