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A rare case of giant soft tissue chondroma of the wrist: A cytopathological study with review of the literature.

Khandeparkar SG, Joshi A, Khande T, Kesari M - J Cytol (2014)

Bottom Line: On cytohistopathological examination, it turned out to be a rare giant STC.Diagnosis is based on both radiological and cytohistological evaluation, which is indispensable for determining the tumor type.The detailed clinical, radiological, cytomorphological, and immune-histopathological study was carried out, which has prompted us to report this case along with a review of the literature.

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Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Shrimati Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
Giant soft tissue chondromas (STCs) of the wrist are seldom encountered in clinical practice. Precise diagnosis of benign STC may pose diagnostic difficulties on clinical and radiological findings alone. We encountered a slowly growing soft tissue neoplasm in the radial aspect of the wrist joint of the right hand in a 52-year-old male, masquerading as a calcified hematoma, as suggested by magnetic resonance imaging. On cytohistopathological examination, it turned out to be a rare giant STC. The variable cellularity, in conjunction with cellular immaturity and atypia, could mislead one to a malignant pathological interpretation. Diagnosis is based on both radiological and cytohistological evaluation, which is indispensable for determining the tumor type. The detailed clinical, radiological, cytomorphological, and immune-histopathological study was carried out, which has prompted us to report this case along with a review of the literature.

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Macroscopic features of the tumor: (a) External surface, the swelling is 5 × 4 × 3.5 cm, well-defined, lobulated, and glistening white. (b) On cut section white firm areas noted. Microscopic details of tumor: (c) Lobules of mature hyaline cartilage seen. The chondrocytes show mild cytological atypia and areas of myxoid change (H and E, ×100), and (d) calcification noted (H and E, ×100)
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Figure 2: Macroscopic features of the tumor: (a) External surface, the swelling is 5 × 4 × 3.5 cm, well-defined, lobulated, and glistening white. (b) On cut section white firm areas noted. Microscopic details of tumor: (c) Lobules of mature hyaline cartilage seen. The chondrocytes show mild cytological atypia and areas of myxoid change (H and E, ×100), and (d) calcification noted (H and E, ×100)

Mentions: On gross examination, the swelling was 5 × 4 × 3.5 cm, well-defined, lobulated, hard, and glistening white [Figure 2a]. On cut section, white firm areas were noted [Figure 2b].


A rare case of giant soft tissue chondroma of the wrist: A cytopathological study with review of the literature.

Khandeparkar SG, Joshi A, Khande T, Kesari M - J Cytol (2014)

Macroscopic features of the tumor: (a) External surface, the swelling is 5 × 4 × 3.5 cm, well-defined, lobulated, and glistening white. (b) On cut section white firm areas noted. Microscopic details of tumor: (c) Lobules of mature hyaline cartilage seen. The chondrocytes show mild cytological atypia and areas of myxoid change (H and E, ×100), and (d) calcification noted (H and E, ×100)
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Figure 2: Macroscopic features of the tumor: (a) External surface, the swelling is 5 × 4 × 3.5 cm, well-defined, lobulated, and glistening white. (b) On cut section white firm areas noted. Microscopic details of tumor: (c) Lobules of mature hyaline cartilage seen. The chondrocytes show mild cytological atypia and areas of myxoid change (H and E, ×100), and (d) calcification noted (H and E, ×100)
Mentions: On gross examination, the swelling was 5 × 4 × 3.5 cm, well-defined, lobulated, hard, and glistening white [Figure 2a]. On cut section, white firm areas were noted [Figure 2b].

Bottom Line: On cytohistopathological examination, it turned out to be a rare giant STC.Diagnosis is based on both radiological and cytohistological evaluation, which is indispensable for determining the tumor type.The detailed clinical, radiological, cytomorphological, and immune-histopathological study was carried out, which has prompted us to report this case along with a review of the literature.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Shrimati Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
Giant soft tissue chondromas (STCs) of the wrist are seldom encountered in clinical practice. Precise diagnosis of benign STC may pose diagnostic difficulties on clinical and radiological findings alone. We encountered a slowly growing soft tissue neoplasm in the radial aspect of the wrist joint of the right hand in a 52-year-old male, masquerading as a calcified hematoma, as suggested by magnetic resonance imaging. On cytohistopathological examination, it turned out to be a rare giant STC. The variable cellularity, in conjunction with cellular immaturity and atypia, could mislead one to a malignant pathological interpretation. Diagnosis is based on both radiological and cytohistological evaluation, which is indispensable for determining the tumor type. The detailed clinical, radiological, cytomorphological, and immune-histopathological study was carried out, which has prompted us to report this case along with a review of the literature.

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