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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21

Basioccipital bone osteochondroma growing into the foramen magnum


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Tabriz University of Medical sciences, Tabriz, Iran,
2 WFNS Fellow in Skull Base Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Tubingen, Eberhard-Karls University, Tubingen, Germany, and Mashad University of Medical Sciences, Mashad, Iran,
3 Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA,
4 Department of Radiology, Tabriz University of Medical sciences, Tabriz, Iran,
5 Department of Pathology, Tabriz University of Medical sciences, Tabriz, Iran,

Correspondence Address:
Payman Vahedi
WFNS Fellow in Skull Base Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Tubingen, Eberhard-Karls University, Tubingen, Germany, and Mashad University of Medical Sciences, Mashad, Iran

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© 2012 Lotfinia et al; This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


DOI: 10.4103/2152-7806.92937

PMID: 22439112

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Background: Osteochondroma is a common bone tumor and rarely affects the central nervous system. Although intraspinal osteochondromas are known to cause neurological deficits, intracranial osteochondromas with neurological compromise are very rare. Case Description: The authors report an exceptional case of a quadriparetic 73-year-old patient with a basioccipital bone osteochondroma growing into the foramen magnum. The embryology, differential diagnoses, and optimal management strategies are discussed. Conclusion: Although extremely rare, osteochondromas should be included in the differential diagnoses of tumors within the foramen magnum. For the tumors originating from the basioccipital bone, a simple medial suboccipital approach might suffice, while for ventral tumors, a far lateral transcondylar approach is necessary to avoid any neurovascular complications. Despite potentially catastrophic presenting symptoms, these tumors are pathologically benign and complete excision often results in long-term cure. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an osteochondroma arising from the basiocciput.



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