Giant chondroblastoma of the scapula with pulmonary metastases

Ozkoc G., Gonlusen G., Ozalay M., Kayaselcuk F. , Pourbagher A., Tandogan R.

SKELETAL RADIOLOGY, cilt.35, ss.42-48, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00256-005-0917-8
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.42-48


A 53-year-old man presented with a 12-year history of a progressively growing solid mass at his left shoulder. A 39x30x18-cm and 14.440-kg mass including the scapula was resected. Pathologic features were specific for chondroblastoma. During the 36-month follow-up, he had multiple inoperable metastatic lesions in his lungs. Histology of the transthoracic needle biopsy showed the metastatic nodules had features specific for chondroblastoma; however, the microscopic features additionally had hyperchromasia and increased mitotic activity in some areas. In the English literature, there are a few cases of chondroblastoma located in the scapula. It is exceptional to see this lesion in the sixth decade of life and with pulmonary metastases.