Intracranial chondrosarcoma: A case report and review of the literature

James P. Chandler*, Parham Yashar, William B. Laskin, Eric J. Russell

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Abstract

Objective and importance: Chondrosarcomas rarely occur intracranially away from the skull base. We present a case of a supratentorial dural-based, low-grade classic chondrosarcoma and emphasize salient imaging findings that assist in its diagnosis. Clinical presentation: A 23-year-old female presented with new onset seizures. Multiple radiographic imaging studies identified a large left frontal mass with radiological findings that suggested the correct diagnosis. Intervention:The patient underwent a left frontal craniotomy and gross total resection of the lesion and associated dura. Conclusion: Intracranial chondrosarcomas away from the skull based are extremely rare malignancies. As with other extra-axial masses, they often grow to a relatively large size before generating symptoms. Careful analysis of CT, MR, and angiographic imaging characteristics should suggest the correct diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-39
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004

Keywords

  • Central nervous system
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Diagnosis
  • Dura
  • Intracranial
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research

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