Volume 7, Issue 2 (Spring 2021)                   Iran J Neurosurg 2021, 7(2): 119-124 | Back to browse issues page


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Mishra K, Sharma S, K. Purohit D, Jindal A. Chondrosarcoma of Cranial Vault: Case Report and Review of Literature. Iran J Neurosurg. 2021; 7 (2) :119-124
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1- Department of Neurosurgery, SMS Medical College, Rajasthan, India
2- Department of Pathology, SMS Medical College, Rajasthan, India , devendrapurohit@rediffmail.com
3- Department of Pathology, SMS Medical College, Rajasthan, India
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Background and Importance: Chondrosarcoma is a rare malignant cartilage forming tumor, usually arising from long bones and rarely observed in the cranium. In the cranium, it commonly arises from the skull base with the skull vault being a highly unusual site. 
Case Presentation: We present the case of a 30-year female presenting with complaints of headache for 6 months. The patient was found to have large chondrosarcoma in the right frontoparietal region, which is an extremely rare location. The final diagnosis was based on histological examination, suggestive of well-differentiated chondrosarcoma [the World Health Organization (WHO); grade I]. 
Conclusion: Cranial vault chondrosarcoma is an uncommon histological diagnosis with surgery as the primary treatment option; however, adjuvant radiotherapy plays a definitive role, especially in aggressive or incomplete removed cases. 
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Type of Study: Case report | Subject: Brain Tumors

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