Mark J Mendeszoon*, Ewald R. Mendeszoon and Jason Snyder
Department of Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery, Precision Orthopaedic Specialties Inc, OH 44024, USAFulltext PDF
Chondrosarcomas are among the most common types of tumors seen in the body. However, these lesions are very rarely found in the foot as there are few documented cases reported in literature. In this article, we present a case study of a primary chondrosarcoma arising in the foot involving the distal phalanx of the right 4th toe in a 38-year-old female. Initial radiographs did not reveal a fracture; however slight abnormalities were seen in the bone that led to a high suspicion of a bone tumor. MRI confirmed the presence of neoplasm. Subsequently, a bone biopsy was performed with an intra-operative pathology consult. Pathology results revealed and intermediate-grade chondrosarcoma of the distal phalanx of the right fourth toe. The patient later went on to have an amputation of the right 4th toe at the level of MTPJ. Upon follow-up, a CT scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis was ordered to ensure that the spread of metastatic disease was prevented. The patient went on without progression of disease after 4 years.
Mendeszoon MJ, Mendeszoon ER, Snyder J. Chondrosarcoma of the Foot: A Rare Occurrence in the Distal Phalanx of the Fourth Digit. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1382.