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Primary chondrosarcoma of the breast: a rare case presentation

Anshu Jain, Veena Maheshwari, Shagufta Qadri, Divya Rabindranath, Nishat Afroz

Abstract


Pure sarcomas are very uncommon tumors of the breast. Only ten case reports of primary chondrosarcoma of breast have been published in literature till date. We report this rare case highlighting the cytological features which helped in a preoperative diagnosis of this tumor. A 40 year old lady presented with lump and pain in right breast. She did not have any other significant findings. Fine needle aspiration cytology yielded abundant material, comprising of benign ductal epithelium along with malignant cartilaginous component. Subsequent histopathology and immunohistochemistry confirmed the cytological diagnosis of primary chondrosarcoma of breast. Primary chondrosarcoma of breast, even though a rare entity, should be kept in the differential diagnosis of breast tumours exhibiting chondrosarcomatous areas.


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Breast, Chondrosarcoma, Cytology, Sarcoma

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