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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 146-148

Malignant chondroblastoma of extraskeletal origin


Department of Orthopaedics, Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Guru Prasad Sultanpurkar
Plot No. 34, Srinivas, KPR Colony, Puppalaguda, Manikonda, Hyderabad - 500 089, Telangana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-516X.179028

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Chondroblastoma is a rare benign neoplasm of cartilaginous origin. It typically arises in the epiphysis of a long bone. They occur mostly in the second decade of life and is more common in males. Extraskeletal origin of chondroblastoma is a rarity and virulent behavior by its local aggressive nature or metastasis is reported in very few cases. We hereby, present a case of chondroblastoma in the left popliteal fossa first of its kind in a 62-year-old female, primary tumor extraskeletal in origin which turned locally aggressive and eventually metastasized to lungs.The patient is now on palliative therapy.


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