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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 311-313

Primary chondrosarcoma of breast - cytology with histopathological correlation: A rare case report with review of literature

Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India

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Sankappa P. Sinhasan
Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry Government Institutions, Puducherry - 605 009
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.134727

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Malignant mesenchymal tumors of the breast other than angiosarcoma are extremely rare and comprise <0.5% of breast tumors. Primary chondrosarcoma of the breast is an extremely rare entity and only 10 cases are reported as single case reports in literature until date. A diagnosis of primary mammary sarcoma can be established only after excluding metaplastic carcinomas and malignant phyllodes by extensive sampling for evidence of in situ or invasive carcinoma. Here, we report a primary chondrosarcoma of breast in a 55-year-old lady diagnosed precisely on fine-needle aspiration cytology and confirmed by histopatholigcal examination after total mastectomy. We emphasize on diagnostic difficulties encountered in cytology smears and discuss differential diagnoses.

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