Solitary intracranial chondroma of the convexity dura: case report.
ABSTRACT 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.
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ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: 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. CASE PRESENTATION: 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. CONCLUSION: 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.
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ABSTRACT: Intracranial chondromas are uncommon benign lesions usually attached to dura and located over the convexity of the skull. Osteochondromas are even rarer and additionally contain a benign bony component. Both lesions are reportedly difficult to distinguish from meningiomas on pre-operative neuroimaging studies, although few detailed pathologic-neuroimaging correlation studies have appeared in the literature, particularly for intracranial osteochondromas. A 33-year-old woman with a 4-year history of headaches presented with recent onset of left-sided muscle spasms and weakness. Two days prior to admission to our hospital, neuroimaging studies had shown a large right convexity mass with unusual multifocal bright signal intensities throughout an otherwise isointense mass. The bright signals were interpreted as showing multifocal hemorrhage and the mass was felt to be a convexity meningioma. However, subsequent catheter angiography characterized the lesion as being avascular. The mass was resected en bloc. Extensive histological sectioning revealed a benign osteochondroma predominantly composed of lobules of hypocellular cartilage. Microdissection of the different components revealed that the multifocal, spicule-like bright foci interpreted as hemorrhage on neuroimaging studies were instead foci of benign bone containing metaplastic bone marrow with trilineage hematopoietic cell populations and adipose tissue. Centrally, the hilum of the lesion contained avascular loose connective tissue. No recent or remote hemorrhage was identified anywhere in the lesion. Rare convexity osteochondromas may be mistaken for high-grade meningiomas on neuroimaging studies; their avascular nature, coupled with their complex signal pattern can serve as clues to the correct pre-operative diagnosis.Journal of Neuro-Oncology 12/2009; 98(3):421-6. · 3.12 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Chondromas are unusual tumors that arise from the base of the skull and have a predilection for the spheno-ethmoidal region. Chondromas represent less than 0.5% of all intracranial tumors. In rare instances, these tumors originate from the dura mater of the convexity. Fewer than 30 cases of dural chondromas arising from the convexity or the falx are reported in the literature. In this study, we describe a new case of convexity chondroma. We discuss the radiological and histological features of this case and also review the literature.Neuropathology 10/2011; 32(3):306-10. · 1.91 Impact Factor