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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1988;22(3): 348-352.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Chondrosarcoma.
Kyung Ja Cho, Ja June Jang, Soo Yong Lee
1Department of Pathology, Korea Cancer Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Korea Cancer Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Fine needle aspiration cytologic findings of four cases of chondrosarcoma were described. The cases consisted of one primary scapular tumor, two recurrent shoulder masses, and right upper quadrant mass which developed after an A-K amputation for an unknown tumor. The aspirates characteristically revealed cell-rich smears containing clusters and isolated cells having abundant cyanophilic cytoplasm and round to oval or elongated vesicular nuclei. The cytoplasm was occasionally foamy. The nuclei were usually small but prominent. Nuclear atypism and pleomorphism were frequently associated. The last case showed epithelioid sheets of polygonal cells, possibly representing chondroblasts, and a well differentiated chondroid element. The fine needle aspiration could be a good diagnostic tool for primary, recurrent, and metastatic chondrosarcomas.
Key Words: Chondrosarcoma; Fine needle aspiration; Cytology