Intracranial Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma: Case Report and Review of Literature

  • Kazem Anvari Cancer Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
  • Masoumeh Gharib Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
  • Amin Saburi Birjand Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, IR Iran
  • Seyed Alireza Javadinia Student Research Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Keywords: Central Nervous System Neoplasms, Primary Supratentorial Neoplasms, Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma, Chondrosarcomas, Mesenchymal

Abstract

Background: Chondrosarcoma is a very rare brain tumor. Patients with mesenchymal chondrosarcoma have a worse prognosis and survival than other subtypes of brain chondrosarcoma. Case Report: A 29-year-old man underwent craniotomy because of a headache and blurred vision in his left eye lasting for 15 days. Pathologic examination revealed mesenchymal chondrosarcoma. Conclusion: Chondrosarcoma should be considered in the differential diagnoses of intracranial extra-axial hypo- and hypervascular tumors, especially in young patients. Surgical resection and radiotherapy are the preferred treatment for these patients.[GMJ.2016;5(4):219-24]

Author Biographies

Kazem Anvari, Cancer Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Associate Professor; Department of Radiation Oncology, Omid Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Masoumeh Gharib, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Amin Saburi, Birjand Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, IR Iran
Resident of Radiology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
Seyed Alireza Javadinia, Student Research Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Resident of Rdiatopn Oncology, Omid Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

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Published
2016-12-30
How to Cite
Anvari, K., Gharib, M., Saburi, A., & Javadinia, S. A. (2016). Intracranial Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma: Case Report and Review of Literature. Galen Medical Journal, 5(4), 219-24. https://doi.org/10.31661/gmj.v5i4.703
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Case Report/Series