Chondrosarcoma. 55 Unreported cases: Epidemiology, surgical treatment and prognostic factors

A. Azzarelli, L. Gennari, V. Quagliuolo, G. Bonfanti, S. Cerasoli, R. Bufalino

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Fifty-five cases of chondrosarcoma seen at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan, were reviewed to collect epidemiological data in order to verify therapeutic effects and the validity of possible prognostic factors. Epidemiological data according to sex and age distribution and skeletal location were in accordance with the literature (male:female ratio, 1.8; mean age, 37 years, 62% of lesions located in the pelvic or scapular girdle). Of 52 cases operated on with the intent of radicality, 5 were intralesional operations, 20 marginal and 27 radical. The local recurrence rate was dependent upon the degree of surgical radicality (60%, 35% and 11% respectively for intralesional, marginal and radical surgery). Age, site, type of first symptom and pathological grading were significant as prognostic factors. The type of the first symptom was directly correlated to the site of the tumour. Sex, tumour size and degree of surgical radicality were not relevant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Surgery


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