an uncommon malignant tumour of cartilage cells occurring in a bone, most frequently in the femur, humerus, ribs, or pelvis, and most commonly affecting adults in their fifties and sixties. It has a typical ‘snowstorm’ appearance on X-ray. Treatment is by surgical removal; these tumours are not usually sensitive to radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

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