Parasellar Chondrosarcoma: Case Report and Literature Review

  • A. Daher
  • M. Sindou
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Abstract

Cartilaginous tumors represent 0.16% of all intracranial tumors. Of these, 14% are chondrosarcomas. Most of them arise from the base of the skull and particularly from sphenotemporal and sphenooccipital basal synchondroses [1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 16, 18, 21, 22]; other localizations have been reported in the literature concerning the convexity [2], the falx [6], and the choroid plexus [20] from ectopic cartilages. A literature review enabled us to find 26 cases of parasellar chondrosarcomas; these represented 61% of chrondrosarcomas of the base (41 cases) and 35.6% of all the intracranial chondrosarcomas (73 cases). From this study, the clinical and radiological characteristics and the surgical problems of parasellar chondrosarcomas are discussed here.

Keywords

Chondrosarcoma Chordoma Ophthalmoplegia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Daher
    • 1
  • M. Sindou
    • 1
  1. 1.LyonFrance

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