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GOMES, Anna Caroline Nobre et al. Chondrosarcoma in a patient with multiple osteochondromatosis: a case report and review of the literature. Radiol Bras [online]. 2006, vol.39, n.6, pp. 449-451. ISSN 0100-3984. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-39842006000600015.
The authors report a case of chondrosarcoma in a 14-year-old female patient with multiple osteochondromatosis who has sought medical assistance complaining of a tumor on the left coxa. CT images of the affected limb have demonstrated osteodestructive lesion on the superior third of the left femur. The diagnosis has been made through a review of the biopsy slide from the service of origin of the patient, confirming the finding of a grade I chondrosarcoma in a chondromatous lesion. Disarticulation of the femoral neck was made because of the large extent of the lesion in muscular groups, subcutaneous cellular tissue and skin. The literature shows a wide variation in rates of malignant transformation of exostosis in patients with this disease, and this is a significant complication in patients affected by this disease.
Keywords : Chondrosarcoma; Multiple osteochondromatosis; Computed tomography; Femur.