Chondrosarcoma of the spine: a series of 16 cases and a review of the literature.

@article{Strike2011ChondrosarcomaOT,
  title={Chondrosarcoma of the spine: a series of 16 cases and a review of the literature.},
  author={Sophia A Strike and Edward F. McCarthy},
  journal={The Iowa orthopaedic journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={154-9}
}
Only a few major studies of chondrosarcoma of the mobile spine have been reported. These studies have shown that spinal chondrosarcomas require complete surgical resection and are notoriously resistant to chemotherapy and radiation. We present 16 cases of chondrosarcoma of the mobile spine diagnosed at a median age of 54.5 (range 20 - 79) years. Diagnosis and treatment studies were based on both CT scans and MRI. Fifteen of our 16 patients had low-grade (grade 1-2) chondrosarcomas. All patients… CONTINUE READING