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International Orthopaedics

, Volume 35, Issue 7, pp 1049–1056 | Cite as

Low-grade chondrosarcoma of bone: experiences from the Vienna Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Registry

  • Philipp T. Funovics
  • Joannis Panotopoulos
  • Manuel Sabeti-Aschraf
  • Farshid Abdolvahab
  • Josef M. Funovics
  • Susanna Lang
  • Rainer I. Kotz
  • Martin Dominkus
Original Paper

Abstract

In a retrospective single-centre study, 70 low-grade chondrosarcoma (LCS) (31 female/39 male patients with a mean age of 40 years) were reviewed to evaluate surgical management. The mean overall follow-up was 81 months (median: 73 months, range: 6–317 months). Seventeen lesions (24.3%) in the trunk and 53 (75.7%) in the extremities were treated by curettage (48.6%) or resection (51.5%). Local recurrence occurred in eight patients (11.4%) 18 months postoperatively (median: 18 months, range: 0–41 months). Recurrence-free survival was significantly better for patients with extremity lesions compared to truncal lesions, but was not affected by resection margin. The anatomical site “trunk” and an “intralesional” resection margin had a significant independent prognostic influence in multivariate analysis. Curettage with local adjuvants is a viable treatment option for most extremity LCS. In truncal LCS wide resection is recommended despite a potentially higher complication rate.

Keywords

Local Recurrence Resection Margin Anatomical Site Chondrosarcoma Wide Resection 
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Notes

Disclosure

The authors have no disclosures to make.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philipp T. Funovics
    • 1
  • Joannis Panotopoulos
    • 1
  • Manuel Sabeti-Aschraf
    • 1
  • Farshid Abdolvahab
    • 1
  • Josef M. Funovics
    • 1
  • Susanna Lang
    • 1
  • Rainer I. Kotz
    • 1
  • Martin Dominkus
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical University of Vienna Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryVienna General HospitalViennaAustria

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