Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 187–191

Clear cell chondrosarcoma of bone

A report of 8 cases


  • D. Present
    • Division of Orthopaedic Oncology, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryHospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopaedic Institute
  • P. Bacchini
    • Istituto Orthopedico Rizzoli
  • G. Pignatti
    • Istituto Orthopedico Rizzoli
  • P. Picci
    • Istituto Orthopedico Rizzoli
  • F. Bertoni
    • Istituto Orthopedico Rizzoli
  • M. Campanacci
    • Istituto Orthopedico Rizzoli

DOI: 10.1007/BF00241664

Cite this article as:
Present, D., Bacchini, P., Pignatti, G. et al. Skeletal Radiol. (1991) 20: 187. doi:10.1007/BF00241664


We report 8 cases of clear cell chondrosarcoma from 350 cases of chondrosarcoma (2.2%) seen at Istituto Rizzoli. The lesion is always low grade in nature and occurs in an epiphyseal location, usually in the proximal femur or humerus. This relatively inaccessible location may hinder the exact diagnosis. Wide resection is the treatment of choice, although 3 of our patients underwent intralesional or marginal procedures. At present all patients are free of disease. However, a longer follow-up is essential because of the slow-growing nature of this sarcoma.

Key words

Clear cellChondrosarcomaepiphysicsSarcoma

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