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Museum of Pathology

CHONDROSARCOMA OF FEMUR AND ILIUM

CHONDROSARCOMA OF FEMUR AND ILIUM

Clinical History

A teenage boy presents with groin pain after horse-riding. Examination reveals a large, deep lump.

Pathology

The specimen consists of the upper end of the femur and its articulation with the pelvis. Within the neck and head of the femur and replacing most of the ilium there is a lobulated pale grey tumour with areas of cavitation, necrosis and haemorrhage. The tumour is extending out beyond bone into the surrounding tissues and appears encapsulated. The presence of infiltration, necrosis and haemorrhage are macroscopic features of malignancy.