Pontine haemorrhage due to chondrosarcoma of the skull base.

Publications // Roomasa Channa // Oct 01 2010

PubMed ID: 20943116

Author(s): Jumani MI, Channa R, Zafar SN, Enam SA. Pontine haemorrhage due to chondrosarcoma of the skull base. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2010 Oct;20(10):692-4. doi: 10.2010/JCPSP.692694. PMID 20943116

Journal: Journal Of The College Of Physicians And Surgeons Pakistan : Jcpsp, Volume 20, Issue 10, Oct 2010

A young adult presented with acute weakness of right side of body and slurring of speech. An initial brain CT scan showed a pontine haemorrhage, however MRI done a few days later revealed a mass in the left parapharyngeal space. Histopathology of the mass revealed that it was a chondrosarcoma. Subsequently the patient was initially treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy and later surgery. Skull base chondrosarcomabe is to be included in the differentials of a young patient presenting with signs consistent with pontine haemorrhage.