Asian Spine J.  2012 Dec;6(4):279-283.

Chondrosarcoma of the Spinous Process: A Rare Presentation

  • 1Spinal Disorder Surgery Unit, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.


Chondrosarcomas are malignant cartilage forming tumours. They form the second most common primary malignant tumour involving the vertebral axis. We present a rare presentation of a secondary chondrosarcoma from the spinous process of lumbar vertebra and discussed its management. The main emphasis is on the rare presentation and the need for awareness and suspicion of the pathology.


Chondrosarcoma; Spinous process; Diagnosis; Treatment
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