Giant intracranial osteochondroma: A case report and review of the literature

Renuka Inuganti Venkata, Satya Varaprasad Kakarala, Sailabala Garikaparthi, Seshadri Sekhar Duttaluru, Annapoorna Parvatala, Aparna Chinnam

Surgical Neurology International 2011 2(1):118-118

Background: Intracranial osteochondromas are uncommon. The majority of lesions arise from the base of the skull or from bones developed by endochondral ossification. A minority of cases are attached to the falxcerebri in the fronto parietal location. Case Description: We report a case of a giant intracranial osteochondroma in a 24-year-old man. This patient presented with complaints of convulsions and headache. Imaging studies of the brain, gross, and histological features concluded it to be an osteochondroma. Conclusion: This case is reported in view of extreme rarity of the lesion, and to emphasize the fact that complete surgical resection is curative.

http://www.surgicalneurologyint.com/article.asp?issn=2152-7806;year=2011;volume=2;issue=1;spage=118;epage=118;aulast=Venkata

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