Year: 2015 | Month: January | Volume: 2 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 26-29
Extraskeletal Myxoid Chondrosarcoma of Left Thigh: A Case Report
Madhuri S. Kate1, Sushma R. Gulhane2
1Professor & Head, 2Specialist-cum Assistant Professor,
Department of Pathology, ESI-PGIMSR & Model hospital, Andheri (E), Mumbai, India.
Corresponding Author: Madhuri S. Kate
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma is a rare soft tissue sarcoma which is readily distinguishable from skeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma. It is characterized by distinctive morphological and cytogenetic features. As its name implies, EMC was believed to represent a variant of soft tissue chondrosarcoma owing to its histological resemblance to chondroblastic tissue in early stages of development or chondroid tumors such as skeletal chondrosarcoma. A case of an extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma in a 45- year- old male localized in the left thigh is presented. The histological, histochemical, and ultrastructural features of this rare tumor are described and compared with those of the pertinent literature. The value of histochemical methods as an aid in differentiating this tumor from other malignant myxoid tumors of soft tissue is emphasized.
Key words: Extraskeletal chondrosarcoma, myxoid sarcoma, bone.