Chondrosarcoma of the Hip

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Oct;45(10):814. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2015.0410.


The patient was a 27-year-old woman who was being evaluated by a physical therapist 1 month following a right Achilles tendon repair. She reported the presence of a painful firm mass in her left hip that she first noticed approximately 6 months prior. As an initial assessment of the mass, the physical therapist ordered radiographs of the left hip, which revealed a mass projecting off the left lateral iliac bone. The radiologist recommended contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging for further characterization, which revealed a large lobulated mass that was consistent with an osteochondroma.

Keywords: cancer; magnetic resonance imaging; mass; radiography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Bone Neoplasms / surgery
  • Chondrosarcoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Chondrosarcoma / surgery
  • Female
  • Hip / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hip / surgery
  • Humans
  • Radiography