Parasellar Chondrosarcoma: Case Report and Literature Review

  • A. Daher
  • M. Sindou
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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.


Cavernous Sinus Cartilaginous Tumor Anterior clinoId Process Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma Distal Internal Carotid Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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