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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 359-362

Cytology and histopathology of an unusual neck mass: Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma

Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Pooja Chauhan
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.186106

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Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcomas (EMCs) are rare soft tissue tumors with estimated incidence of 2.3% among all soft tissue sarcomas. Most of these tumors occur in the extremities with only a few cases reported in the head and neck region. Histologically, these tumors exhibit a broad spectrum of morphologic features, which make distinction from other neoplasms difficult, particularly when the tumor occurs at an unusual anatomic location. We present a case report of a 55-year-old male with colloid goiter who presented with a recent increase in his long-standing anterior neck swelling. A computed tomography scan demonstrated a cartilaginous lesion in the soft tissue of the neck. Subsequent cytological and histological examination revealed EMC.

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