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Metastatic extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma in a greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
  1. Alischa Henning1 and
  2. Nicolize O'Dell2
  1. 1Paraclinical Sciences, University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
  2. 2Paraclinical Sciences, University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alischa Henning; alischa.henning{at}


Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma was diagnosed on the ventral abdomen of a kudu with metastasis to the omentum and lungs. Histopathological examination of the large (20 cm × 10 cm) primary, multinodular, moderately cellular neoplastic mass was characterised by neoplastic mesenchymal cells arranged in strands and bundles, interspersed by multiple foci of cartilage immersed in a myxoid matrix. The neoplastic cells revealed diffuse vimentin and S100 positivity and the myxoid matrix was positive with Alcian blue. The microscopic examination in addition to the Alcian Blue and immunohistochemistry findings confirmed the diagnosis.

  • extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma
  • kudu
  • pathology
  • immunohistochemistry
  • alcian blue
  • metastasis
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  • Contributors AH was responsible for the histological and immunohistochemical examinations. NO was responsible for the postmortem and histological examinations. Both authors contributed to the writing of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article.

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