Clear Cell Chondrosarcoma

  • Mario Campanacci


This variety, which gets its name from the clear cytoplasm of the chondroblastic cells, is somewhat similar to a chondroblastoma, and behaves as a low-grade malignant tumor.


Clear Cell Giant Cell Tumor Immature Bone Osseous Metaplasia Chondroid Matrix 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Campanacci
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Rizzoli Orthopaedic InstituteBolognaItaly

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