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Médecine et chirurgie du pied

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Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma of the distal phalanx of the first toe in a fifteen-year old boy—Report of one case Volume 21, issue 1, Avril 2005

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The authors describe a mesenchymal chondrosarcoma of the distal phalanx of the first toe in a fifteen-year old boy. The tumour was lytic with a complete destruction of the phalanx and an extension in soft tissues. A large resection of the tumour and the head of the proximal phalanx was made. The histological study permits the diagnostic and evaluates the degree of malignancy. The site of this tumour is uncommon in the foot and unusual in an adolescent. The recovery depends on the type of surgery.