Chondrosarcoma, Mesenchymal


Chondrosarcomas, Mesenchymal

Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma

Mesenchymal Chondrosarcomas

A rare aggressive variant of chondrosarcoma, characterized by a biphasic histologic pattern of small compact cells intermixed with islands of cartilaginous matrix. Mesenchymal chondrosarcomas have a predilection for flat bones; long tubular bones are rarely affected. They tend to occur in the younger age group and are highly metastatic. (DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1456)