Chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum

Mauro Magnano, Paolo Boffano, Giacomo Machetta, Elisabetta Garibaldi, Elena Delmastro, Pietro Gabriele

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Chondrosarcomas are non-epithelial malignant, slow growing tumors that usually involve pelvis, ribs, and long bones of extremities, scapula and sternum. Median age at diagnosis for head and neck chondrosarcomas is in the fourth decade. The etiopathogenesis of chondrosarcomas remains unknown. Treatment of choice is surgical, with adjuvant therapy having a limited role. In fact, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are reserved for residual or recurrent disease and palliation. As for surgery, several surgical procedures have been described. Recently, endoscopic surgery has allowed for the successful and less invasive treatment of inverting papillomas and even nasopharyngeal angiofibromas, lesions previously requiring extended external approaches. The aim of this paper was to present a case of nasal septal chondrosarcoma that was successfully treated with endoscopic surgery and radiation adjuvant therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-772
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Cancer
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Nose
  • Septum
  • Treatment
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Medicine(all)


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