Clavicular Chondrosarcoma: A Case Report and Brief Review of the Literature
Clavicular bone tumors occur in less than 0.5 percent of bone tumors. Primary chondrosarcoma is very rare even among clavicle tumors. The main symptom is a touchable mass in 69 % of patients. Dedicated centers using FNA and cytology can reach a correct diagnosis in 94% of cases. Treatment planning is done using simple X-ray, CT-scan, shoulder MRI, chest CT-scan, and whole body technetium scan. Treatment of choice for primary chondrosarcoma of clavicle is surgical resection.
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