A case of ruptured mesenchymal chondrosarcoma of the pancreas

Radiat Med. 1999 May-Jun;17(3):239-41.


A 25-year-old woman who underwent surgical removal of a right frontal meningeal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma in 1980 manifested abdominal pain and progressive anemia after a traffic accident in April 1997. CT disclosed a well-enhanced solid mass 2.5 cm in diameter with internal calcific deposits at the tail of the pancreas and a surrounding hematoma of 5.5 cm in diameter. Surgical resection revealed a ruptured metastatic mesenchymal chondrosarcoma of the pancreas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chondrosarcoma, Mesenchymal / diagnostic imaging
  • Chondrosarcoma, Mesenchymal / pathology
  • Chondrosarcoma, Mesenchymal / secondary*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Meningeal Neoplasms
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Rupture
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed