Chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum

Arif Ali, Milind Gosavi, Rajiv Michael, John Mathew, Mary Kurien*, Anila Korula

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Chondrosarcoma of the head and neck region are relatively uncommon, arising rarely in the nasal septum. The reported cases of nasal septal chondrosarcomas are extensive lesions with involvement of paranasal sinuses, orbit or skull base at the time of diagnosis. Those limited to the nasal cavity is extremely rare and to date there has been one case report in English language literature. We present a case of chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum with involvement of the nasal cavity alone and no evidence of bony erosion. Initial multiple biopsies showed mature chondromatous areas with no atypia. The patient had wide excision ofthe tumour. The final biopsy of the excised specimen revealed foci of well-differentiated chondrosarcoma. Wide surgical excision with adequate margins should be considered as the treatment of choice in lesion of nasal septum even if initial biopsies are negative for malignancy. Hence this case report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-316
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Nasal septum
  • Wide surgical excision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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