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Intra-axial chondroblastoma: A bony tumor in the cerebral hemisphere - A case report and review of literature

 Department of Neurosurgery, Grant Medical College and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Department of Neurosurgery, Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 008
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This case highlights a rare possibility of occurrence of chondroblastoma, a bony tumor, at an uncommon location. Extraosseous, soft tissue location of this bony tumor is rare and more so for intracranial intra-axial location. We report a case of an intra-axial frontal lobe lesion, histologically proven to be an extraosseous chondroblastoma. A 23-year-old male presented with a history of headache and vomiting of 1 month duration. Imaging was suggestive of left frontal lobe intra-axial calcified lesion suggestive of oligodendroglioma. Patient was operated upon by left frontal craniotomy with complete excision of the lesion. The patient recovered well postoperatively. Left sixth nerve paresis improved and ataxia decreased.Intra-axial chondroblastomas are extremely rare tumors. Differential diagnosis should be kept in mind, especially in cases of calcified lesions. Complete excision should be the aim to achieve cure.

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