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Type: Outro documento
Title: Vertebral body chondrosarcoma with metastasis to the scalp
Author: Fukuda, Aya
Oliveira, Dayvid L. de Castro
Joaquim, Andrei Fernandes
Ingrid Amstalden, Eliane Maria
Queiroz, Luciano de Souza
Reis, Fabiano
Abstract: We present a case of a 30-year-old man who had a 3-year history of low back pain. MRI demonstrated an infiltrative mass, affecting the vertebral body and pedicles of L4, with some extension to the vertebral canal. There was also tumor invasion in the inferior vena cava and in the left iliopsoas muscle. The anatomopathological examination of the resected L4 vertebral body was of a malignant neoplasia compatible with mesenchymal chondrosarcoma (high histological grade). About 2 months after surgery, he developed a progressive bladder incontinence, bilateral leg weakness and severe back pain. A new MRI was obtained, confirming progression of the disease. An occipital scalp lesion was detected and biopsy confirmed cutaneous metastasis. Primary malignant bone tumors are rare but should be ruled out in young patients with persistent low back pain. We present a case of a confirmed mesenchymal chondrosarcoma affecting lumbar spine, with MRI and pathological illustrations. Early diagnosis may improve the chances of local disease control and even cure.
Subject: Câncer
Country: Reino Unido
Editor: British Institute of Radiology
Rights: Aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1259/bjrcr.20180037
Date Issue: 2018
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