Radiological features and pathology of extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2011.11.001
Title: Radiological features and pathology of extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma
Journal Title: Clinical Imaging
Volume: 36
Issue: 4
Publication Date: July–August 2012
Start Page: 365
End Page: 370
Published online: online 8 June 2012
ISSN: 0899-7071
Affiliations:

  • a Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province 215006, People's Republic of China

  • b Department of Pathology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province 215006, People's Republic of China

  • c Department of Nuclear Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province 215006, People's Republic of China
  • Abstract: eThe objective of this study was to elucidate the imaging and pathological features of extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcomas (EMCs).MethodsImaging findings of eight EMC cases were retrospectively analyzed.ResultsSoft tissue masses with different patterns of mineralization were found in five cases on computed tomographic scans. On magnetic resonance images, peripherally located EMCs demonstrated mixed signal intensity on T2-weighted images and heterogeneous enhancement with both calcified and noncalcified areas.ConclusionEMCs exhibited several characteristic imaging features, which when used in combination with the mineralization pattern, enhancement of the calcified area, and signal intensity feature might have diagnostic value for this rare tumor.
    Accepted: 3 November 2011
    Received: 10 June 2011
    Keywords: Chondrosarcoma, Mesenchymal; Soft tissue neoplasms; Tomography, X-ray computed; Magnetic resonance imaging
    Result: Soft tissue masses with different patterns of mineralization were found in five cases on computed tomographic scans. On magnetic resonance images, peripherally located EMCs demonstrated mixed signal intensity on T2-weighted images and heterogeneous enhancement with both calcified and noncalcified areas.ConclusionEMCs exhibited several characteristic imaging features, which when used in combination with the mineralization pattern, enhancement of the calcified area, and signal intensity feature might have diagnostic value for this rare tumor.
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