Soft tissue
Extraskeletal bone tumors

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D.

Revised: 29 January 2018, last major update November 2012

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PubMed Search: Parachordoma

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Definition / general
  • Rare (< 50 cases reported) soft-tissue tumor resembling extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma and chordoma
  • Develops next to tendon, synovium, osseous structures in extremities
  • Mean age 35 years, range 7 - 62 years
  • Surgical excision usually adequate
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Well circumscribed lobules of large, round and eosinophilic cells, focally resembling physaliferous cells or cartilaginous cells in myxoid to densely hyaline matrix
  • Also spindle cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Presacral tumor

Upper arm

Positive stains
Negative stains
Molecular / cytogenetics description
  • Trisomy 15 (one case), monosomy 1, 16, 17
Differential diagnosis