Chondrosarcoma of the spine

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Pain on the right side of the lumbar spine

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a large mass at the right side of the lumbar spine with rings and arcs calcification or popcorn calcification and seems to arise from transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae.

Case Discussion

The findings of x-ray are consistent of chondrosarcoma from the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae. (histology proven)

Chondrosarcoma usually occurs in the trunk bones (pelvic girdle, shoulder, ribs) followed by the femur and humerus and is very rare in the spine accounting for about 5% of all chondrosarcomas. 

 A case of  Prof.Saeed Rad, Tabriz,Iran.

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Case information

rID: 21750
Case created: 15th Feb 2013
Last edited: 7th Feb 2016
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