Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 147, Issue 3, pp 343–345

Delayed occurrence of intracranial supratentorial chondroma following compound depressed skull fracture

  • J. T. Hong
  • S. W. Lee
  • B. C. Son
  • J. H. Sung
  • H. C. Choi
  • M. C. Kim
Brief Report of Special Case

DOI: 10.1007/s00701-004-0430-1

Cite this article as:
Hong, J., Lee, S., Son, B. et al. Acta Neurochir (Wien) (2005) 147: 343. doi:10.1007/s00701-004-0430-1

Summary

We describe an exceptional case of a frontal convexity chondroma arising at the site of a compound depressed skull fracture operated on 12 years earlier. We conclude that intracranial chondroma should be included in the differential diagnosis of a calcified mass for the patients who had had a compound, depressed skull fracture along the suture line, especially in cases of dural laceration by the fragmented bone.

Keywords: Intracranial tumor; chondroma; compound depressed skull fracture.

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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. Hong
    • 1
  • S. W. Lee
    • 1
  • B. C. Son
    • 1
  • J. H. Sung
    • 1
  • H. C. Choi
    • 1
  • M. C. Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, St. Vincent HospitalThe Catholic University of KoreaSuwonKorea