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Chondrosarcoma: Introduction

Chondrosarcoma: Chondrosarcoma is the second most frequent primary malignant tumor of bone, representing approximately 25% of all primary osseous neoplasms. Chondrosarcomas are a group of tumors with highly diverse features and behavior patterns, ranging from slow-growing non-metastasizing lesions to highly aggressive metastasizing sarcomas. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chondrosarcoma is available below.

Symptoms of Chondrosarcoma

  • Pain, which is often present for months and typically dull in character. It may be worse at night.
  • Local swelling
  • When the tumor occurs close to a joint, effusion may be present, or movement may be restricted.
  • The average duration of symptomsbefore presentation is 1-2 years.
  • The tumor may occasionally occur as a pathologic fracture.
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Treatments for Chondrosarcoma

  • Surgery
  • Amputation
  • Surgery is the main form of treatment for chondrosarcoma
  • Chemotherapy or traditional radiotherapy are not very effective for most chondrosarcomas, although proton therapy is showing promise with local tumor control at over 80%
  • Complete surgical ablation is the most effective treatment, but sometimes this is difficult. Proton therapy Radiation can be useful in awkward locations to make surgery more effective
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Chondrosarcoma: Complications

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Causes of Chondrosarcoma

  • The cause is unknown
  • Patients may have a history of enchondroma or osteochondroma
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Chondrosarcoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Chondrosarcoma

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Chondrosarcoma: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Chondrosarcoma

Prognosis for Chondrosarcoma: For the least aggressive grade, about 90% of patients survive more than five years after diagnosis. For the most aggressive grade, more than a quarter of patients live more than five years.

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Definitions of Chondrosarcoma:

A malignant mesenchymal tumor arising from cartilage-forming tissues involving the bones (bone chondrosarcoma) or the soft tissues (extraskeletal chondrosarcoma). Bone chondrosarcoma usually affects middle-aged to elderly adults, and the pelvic bones, ribs, shoulder girdle, and long bones are the most common locations. Extraskeletal chondrosarcoma usually affects the deep soft tissues of the extremities and the region of head and neck. Most chondrosarcomas arise de novo, but some may develop in a preexisting benign cartilaginous lesion. -- 2003 - (Source - Diseases Database)

A malignant neoplasm of cartilage cells - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Chondrosarcoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Chondrosarcoma

  1. Chondrosarcoma: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Testing & Diagnosis
  7. Home Testing
  8. Types
  9. Complications
  10. Prognosis

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