Primary dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma of the lung

Adel Boueiz, Marwan S. Abougergi, Carlos Noujeim, Alexis Bousamra, Pierre Sfeir, Ghazi Zaatari, Pierre Bou-Khalil

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Extraskeletal dedifferentiated chondrosarcomas (DC) are uncommon tumors that predominantly occur in the head and neck. Herein, we describe a case of pulmonary DC detected in a patient with systemic sclerosis and presenting with a symptomatic large pleural effusion and a pulmonary lobar consolidation on chest imaging. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of pulmonary chondrosarcoma involving the pleura and occurring in association with systemic sclerosis. Moreover, this is the second report of a dedifferentiated variant among all reported cases of primary lung chondrosarcoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)861-863
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern medical journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2009


  • Lung cancer
  • Pleural effusion
  • Primary dedifferentiated lung chondrosarcoma
  • Systemic sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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