Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

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Chondroid chordoma- a rare tumor diagnosed on cytology: a case report

Article : Open access

Article type : Case Report

Volume : 7

Issue : 2

Year : 2020

Author : Anshul Singh, Himalina Sangma, Vasudha Singh, Vatsala Misra

Page no : 312-316

Abstract : Chordomas are rare, malignant and locally aggressive tumors that are derived from the remnants of primitive notochord, out of which chondroid chordomas are even rarer. Very few case reports have described this variant, which is difficult to pick up on cytopathology alone and has a number of other differentials too. We report here a case of chondroid chordoma at the sacrococcygeal region that was diagnosed on FNAC in an elderly male patient emphasizing on its cytomorphology and how to differentiate from its cytological mimickers. Keywords: FNAC, notochordal tumors, Cartilaginous, Physaliphorous.