We present a rare case of chondroma originated from the dura mater of the cerebral convexity in a 16-year-old girl. Radiologic findings are reported with emphasis on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans, and histogenesis is briefly discussed.
"The most commonly accepted explanation for skull base chondromas is embryonic remnants of chondrogenic cells along the base . The chondromas arising from the dura matter, choroid plexus, and cerebral cortex have been proposed to develop from metaplasia of meningeal fibroblasts and perivascular meninges . Similarly, proliferation of ectopic embryologic rests of cartilage cells, traumatic displacement of cartilage elements or inflammatory cartilaginous activation of fibroblasts have been suggested to be the cause of development of intracranial chondromas . "
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Intracranial chondromas are rare benign tumors with an incidence of 0.2% to 0.3% of all intracranial tumors. This is the first case of an intracranial chondroma reported from Pakistan.
We report a case of a 23-year-old Asian man presenting with intracerebral chondroma of the left frontal lobe, which was eroding the dura matter. The intracranial chondroma was completely removed by surgery.
Intracranial chondromas are rare benign cartilaginous tumors. Through this case presentation we have discussed the diagnostic procedures, radiological and pathological findings. The purpose of presenting such a rare case is to develop awareness among clinicians and medical students and to highlight the requirement of immediate actions to ensure proper management of such cases.
Journal of Medical Case Reports 12/2012; 6(1):432. DOI:10.1186/1752-1947-6-432
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We describe a rare case of intradural chondroma. A 28- year-old man presented with headache and left hemiparesis. Axial brain computed tomography showed a large lobulated and calcified mass in the right frontal convexity. He was operated and the tumor was completely removed through a frontotemporal craniotomy. The tumor was totally intradural. Histopathology examination revealed hyaline lobules of mature cartilaginous tissue compatible with a chondroma.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A case of intracranial chondroma arising from the right parietal bone in a 37-year-old woman is presented. CT and MRI findings as well as the differential diagnosis of the lesion are discussed.
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