Chondroma of Falx: Case Report of a Rare Condition

  • Ata Abbasi Department of Pathology, Imam Khomeini Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Farid Azmoudeh Ardalan Department of Pathology, Imam Khomeini Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Seyed Mojtaba Miri Department of Neurosurgery, Imam Khomeini Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Shahryar Shahriarian Department of Radiology, Imam Khomeini Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Farzad Tajik Department of Neurosurgery, Imam Khomeini Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: Chondroma, Skull, Falx, Neoplasms, Benign

Abstract

Chondroma is a benign tumor which mostly occurs in extremities but also sometimes in brain. Most intracranial chondromas arise from skull base, but chondroma of falx origin is a rare circumstance. Indeed, the intracranial chondromas rise from falx is mostly in relation with syndromic disorders such as Mafucci's syndrome or Ollier's syndrome. Here, we reported a rare case of falxian intracranial chondroma in a young man who has normal physical examination and no signs of any syndromic disorder. The goal of this paper was to raise awareness about chondromas and suggest that chondroma be ruled out in any patient with masses arising from falx.

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Abbasi A, Azmoudeh Ardalan F, Miri SM, Shahriarian S, Tajik F. Chondroma of Falx: Case Report of a Rare Condition. Acta Med Iran. 50(3):222-224.
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