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2020 Apr

NMC Case Rep J



Suprasellar Benign Chondroma: A Case Report and Literature Review.


Nakanowatari S, Sakata K, Miyazaki R, Kawasaki T, Manaka H
NMC Case Rep J. 2020 Apr; 7(2):63-65.
PMID: 32322453.


Intracranial chondroma is a rare benign tumor comprising only 0.2% of all intracranial tumors. A 27-year-old woman presented with visual dysfunction and headache. Brain computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a suprasellar mass lesion with a calcified component. Gross total removal was achieved via a basal interhemispheric approach. Postoperatively, visual function improved to the normal range, and no recurrence was evident 4 years later. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of benign chondroma. Preoperative differentiation of chondromas from chordomas is clinically important, because of the different treatment and prognostic implications. The only effective treatment for chondroma is total surgical removal. We present a case of gross total resection of a suprasellar chondroma with reference to the literature.