Chondrosarcoma is a malignant tumor of the cartilage.
The tumor is malignant with a tendency to metastasize to the lungs.
The tumor commonly presents in men 30-60 years old.
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.
The tumor's appearance and growth pattern is typically described as a glistening mass in the medullary cavity and can help with tumor identification.
The tumor can be primary in origin or can transform from an osteochondroma, which is a benign primary bone growth.
Chondosarcomas commonly metastasize to the lungs due to its malignant potential.
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