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Medicine (MD/DO)
Musculoskeletal (Orthopedics)
Bone Cancer

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Chondrosarcoma is a malignant tumor of the cartilage which presents in the proximal skeleton typically in men 30-60 years old. The classic description of the appearance is a glistening mass in the medullary cavity. These tumors can be primary or transform from benign osteochondromas.
Cartilaginous tumor

Chondrosarcoma is a malignant tumor of the cartilage.


The tumor is malignant with a tendency to metastasize to the lungs.

Men 30-60 years old
(30) Dirty sale-sign and (60) Minute-reporter with Male Sex-symbol

The tumor commonly presents in men 30-60 years old.

Pelvic and femur bones
Pelvic and Femur Bones

The femur is a bone of the proximal skeleton that the tumor commonly affects. Pelvic bones and other proximal skeletal bones are the classic area for tumor presentation.

Glistening mass in medullary cavity
Glistening Medullary-medusa

The tumor's appearance and growth pattern is typically described as a glistening mass in the medullary cavity and can help with tumor identification.

Can be primary in origin or from osteochondroma
Baby Condiment-shark-comb and Ostrich-condiment

The tumor can be primary in origin or can transform from an osteochondroma, which is a benign primary bone growth.

Metastasize to lungs
Mitt on Lungs

Chondosarcomas commonly metastasize to the lungs due to its malignant potential.


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