Tomoko Masuda, MD1 1 [MEDLINE LOOKUP] Takanobu Otuka, MD, PhD1 * 2 [MEDLINE LOOKUP] Masato Yonezawa, MD, PhD1 3 [MEDLINE LOOKUP] Fumiaki Kamiyama, MD, PhD1 4 [MEDLINE LOOKUP] Yosihiro Shibata, MD, PhD1 5 [MEDLINE LOOKUP] Toyohiro Tada, MD, PhD1 6 [MEDLINE LOOKUP] Nobuo Matsui, MD, PhD1 7 [MEDLINE LOOKUP]
Although chondrosarcoma is a relatively common malignant bone lesion, these lesions rarely affect the foot. This article presents the case of a 32-year-old woman with a chondrosarcoma in the distal phalanx of the right second toe. Radiography and computed tomography showed cortical disruption and soft-tissue expansion. Histologically, the tumor was classified as grade 2 chondrosarcoma according to the American Joint Committee of Cancer pathologic staging system. Amputation at the distal half of the second proximal phalanx was performed to obtain clear surgical margins. A literature review and discussion of salient diagnostic and treatment issues is included.
The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. March 20004. Volume 43. Number 2.