Giant dural supratentorial chondroma generating the question of how large can a tumor become without revealing itself

  • Alexandros Doukas Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Kiel, Germany.
  • Annamarie Tallo Department of Neurosurgery, Wedau Kliniken, Duisburg, .
  • Richard Parvin Department of Neurosurgery, Wedau Kliniken, Duisburg; International Graduate School of Neuroscience, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany.
  • Volkmar Hans Institute of Neuropathology, University Hospital, Essen, Germany.
  • Pooya Daemi Department of Neurosurgery, Wedau Kliniken, Duisburg, Germany.
  • Azad Cheko Department of Neurosurgery, Wedau Kliniken, Duisburg, Germany.
  • Martin Scholz Department of Neurosurgery, Wedau Kliniken, Duisburg, Germany.
  • Athanasios K. Petridis | opticdisc@aol.com Department of Neurosurgery, Wedau Kliniken, Duisburg, Germany.

Abstract

Chondromas usually affect the small bones of hand and feet and account for only 0.5% of all intracranial tumors. We present a case of a giant, supratentorial meningeal chondroma in a 19-year old male patient and discuss the preoperative diagnostic findings as well as the appropriate treatment options. A 19-old male presented with headache, new onset of focal seizures and paresis of left upper extremity. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large right parietal tumor in the precentral region with local mass effect. The patient underwent right parietal craniotomy and gross total resection of the tumor. The histopathological report revealed a chondroma. Intradural supratentorial chondromas are extremely rare. As with other slow growing intracranial masses, they often reach a relatively large size before generating symptoms. Maximal surgical resection is the treatment of choice and if this is achieved no adjuvant therapy is necessary.

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2015-12-29
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Keywords:
Chondroma, supratentorial, eloquent.
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Doukas, A., Tallo, A., Parvin, R., Hans, V., Daemi, P., Cheko, A., Scholz, M., & Petridis, A. K. (2015). Giant dural supratentorial chondroma generating the question of how large can a tumor become without revealing itself. Clinics and Practice, 5(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2015.777

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