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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2013, Article ID 342096, 4 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Cause of Precordial Chest Pain

1Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Samsun Medical Park Hospital, Samsun, Turkey
2Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Rize University, Rize, Turkey
3Department of Thoracic Surgeon, Samsun Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Hospital, Samsun, Turkey
4Samsun Pathology and Cytology Centre, Samsun, Turkey
5Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Atakum, Samsun, Turkey

Received 9 September 2012; Accepted 1 October 2012

Academic Editors: S. A. McGrath-Morrow and M. Plataki

Copyright © 2013 Sevket Ozkaya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Extraskeletal chondrosarcoma in anterior mediastinum is very rare. A 45-year-old male patient was admitted to the hospital with precordial chest pain. A large and well-shaped mass in the anterior mediastinum was seen radiologically, and there was a clearly compression of the heart by the mass. The lesion was totally resected, and extraskeletal mediastinal chondrosarcoma was histopathologically diagnosed. We aimed to present and discuss the radiologic, clinic, and histopathologic features of unusual presentation of extraskeletal chondrosarcoma in a case.