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Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma in the lung: asymptomatic lung mass with severe anemia

Qianjun Zhou15*, Guangzhong Lu2, Aiqun Liu3 and Tadasu Kohno4

Author Affiliations

1 Department of General thoracic surgery, Shanghai First People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200080, P. R. China

2 Department of Pathology, Shanghai First People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200080, P. R. China

3 Department of Radiology, Shanghai First People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200080, P. R. China

4 Department of General thoracic surgery, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, 1058470, Japan

5 Department of Microbiology and Immunology, State university of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 14214, USA

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Diagnostic Pathology 2012, 7:112  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-112

Published: 28 August 2012

Abstract

Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC) is a rare soft-tissue sarcoma, which primarily occurs deep in the extremities, especially in skeletal muscle, or tendon. EMC of the pleura has been described, however, no case of primary EMC arising from lung has been previously reported. We describe herein, a 51-year-old Asian female initially manifested with signs of severe anemia who presented with a lung mass unrelated to pleura that was morphologically typical EMC, with strong immunoreactivity for vimentin and NSE. Two weeks after resection, the anemia was cured. The patient continued with follow-up, without sign of abnormality 32 months after operation.

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Keywords:
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma; Lung; Immunohistochemistry; Anemia