A clear cell chondrosarcoma is a slightly aggressive cancerous (malignant) tumor or neoplasm. It is a cancerous tumor, and can lead to bone destruction. It is a slow growing tumor that will not spread to other parts of the body in most cases.
Clear Cell Chondrosarcoma are malignant slightly aggressive tumors that, if left unchecked, will lead to the spreading of the cancer and slow growth of the tumor. Clinically, local pain may be the first sign of a growing tumor. As the tumor grows, the bone is weakened are you are at an increased risk of breaking the bone due to the tumor (called a pathological fracture).
Radiographic imaging is used to help form a diagnosis. These include X-Ray, MRI, CT and Bone Scans.
An example of an MRI is shown.
Surgical treatment includes resections to remove the complete tumor and additional margins. The removal of additional, surrounding margins ensures that the tumor is completely removed and decreases the chances of the tumor coming back. The surgery we use to treat this condition is known as En Bloc Resection. En Bloc Resection means to remove the tumor surgically in its entirety.
Most common treatment is wide radical limb sparing surgery. Surgical treatment includes wide or radical resections to remove the complete tumor and additional margins. The removal of additional, surrounding margins ensures that the tumor is completely removed and decreases the chances of the tumor coming back.
On an X-Ray, also called a radiograph, a clear cell chondrosarcoma can be diagnosed by looking at certain features. Most commonly seen in a clear cell chondrosarcoma is usually osteolytic, expansile lesion, that may be focally calcified, often a sharp interface between tumor and surrounding bone and the overlying cortex is usually thin, but intact.
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