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Accession Number ADA575506
Title Chondrosarcoma in Childhood: The Radiologic and Clinical Conundrum.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 12p
Personal Author A. D. Mosier K. Strenge S. M. Mosier T. Patel
Abstract Less than 10% of chondrosarcomas occur in children. In addition, as little as 0.5% of low-grade chondrosarcomas arise secondarily from benign chondroid lesions. The presence of focal pain is often used to crudely distinguish a chondrosarcoma (which is usually managed with wide surgical excision), from a benign chondroid lesion (which can be followed by clinical exams and imaging surveillance). Given the difficulty of localizing pain in the pediatric population, initial radiology findings and short-interval followup, both imaging and clinical, are critical to accurately differentiate a chondrosarcoma from a benign chondroid lesion. To our knowledge, no case in the literature discusses a chondrosarcoma possibly arising secondarily from an enchondroma in a pediatric patient. We present a clinicopathologic and radiology review of conventional chondrosarcomas. We also attempt to further the understanding of how to manage a chondroid lesion in the pediatric patient with only vague or bilateral complaints of pain.
Keywords Case studies
Computerized tomography
Giant cell tumors
Magnetic resonance imaging

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Author Ireland Army Hospital, Fort Knox, KY.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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