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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 1997;8(2): 194-198.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Extraskeletal Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma.
Myoung Ja Chung, So Yeong Oh, Myoung Jae Kang, Dong Geun Lee, Ho Yeul Choi, Sang Ho Kim
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Chonbuk National University.
Extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma is a relatively rare tumor and its cytologic findings have rarely been reported. We experienced a case of mesenchymal chondrosarcoma of soft tissue of the right lateral neck diagnosed by fine needle aspiration biopsy in a 59 year-old man. Cytologic findings showed two cell components. One was an undifferentiated, small cell component with moderate amount of cytoplasm and spindle nuclei. The second population was a chondroid component. These cytologic findings were diagnostic to mesenchymal chondrosarcoma.
Key Words: Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma; undifferentiated cells; chondrocyte