|Year : 2011 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 118
Giant intracranial osteochondroma: A case report and review of the literature
Renuka Inuganti Venkata1, Satya Varaprasad Kakarala2, Sailabala Garikaparthi1, Seshadri Sekhar Duttaluru2, Annapoorna Parvatala1, Aparna Chinnam1
1 Department of Pathology, Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Government General Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
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.
Renuka Inuganti Venkata
Department of Pathology, Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
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