Intracranial cystic chondroma: a case report
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Civil Hospital Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
2 Dow Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2012, 6:432 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-6-432Published: 28 December 2012
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.