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Open Access Case report

Intracranial cystic chondroma: a case report

Muhammad Muzaffer Uddin1, Junaid Ashraf1, Akhtar Amin Memon2* and Jamshed Ali2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Civil Hospital Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

2 Dow Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

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Journal of Medical Case Reports 2012, 6:432  doi:10.1186/1752-1947-6-432

Published: 28 December 2012

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.

Keywords:
Cartilaginous tumor; Intracranial chondroma; Pakistan