Cover Image

Primary chondrosarcoma of the breast: a rare case presentation

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


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.


Breast, Chondrosarcoma, Cytology, Sarcoma

Full Text:



Errarhay S, Fetohi M, Mahmoud S, Saadi H, Bouchikhi C, Banani A: Primary Chondrosarcoma of the breast: a case presentation and review of the literature. World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2013,11: 208-11.

Gupta S, Gupta V, Aggarwal PN, Kant R, Khurana N, Mandal AK: Primary Chondrosarcoma of breast: A case report. Indian J Cancer 2003; 40: 77.

Carter D, Schnitt SJ, Millis RR: The Breast. In: Mills SE, editor. Sternberg’s Diagnostic Surgical Pathology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Williks; 2010. p 325-350

Rakha EA, Tan PH, Shaaban A, Tse GM, Esteller FC, van Deurzen CHM et al: Do primary mammary osteosarcoma and chondrosarcoma exist? A review of a large multi-institutional series of malignant matrix-producing breast tumors. The Breast 2013; 22: 13-18.

Kennedy T, Biggart JD: Sarcoma of the breast. Br J Cancer 1967;21:635-44.

Barnes L, Pietruszka M: Sarcoma of the breast - A clinico pathologic analysis of ten cases. Cancer 1977;40:1577-85.

Vandenhaute B, Validire P, Veilleux C, Voelh P, Zafrani B: Breast carcinoma with chondroid metaplasia. Ann Pathol 1995;15:53-8.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
Annals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (APALM) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Based on a work at APALM