✓ Chondromas arising from the dura mater are rare intracranial tumors. The authors present a case of intracranial giant chondroma originating from the dura mater of the convexity. Neuroimaging and surgical findings are described. The diagnostic clues are discussed and similar cases from the literature are reviewed.
Case report and review of the literature
Masaki Nakayama, Tetsuya Nagayama, Hirofumi Hirano, Tatsuki Oyoshi and Jun-ichi Kuratsu
Tetsuya Nagayama, Masatomo Kaji, Hirofumi Hirano, Masaki Niiro and Jun-ichi Kuratsu
✓ The authors report on a 52-year-old woman with a cerebellar hemangioblastoma who presented with a 2-year history of intractable hiccups. Computerized tomography scans and magnetic resonance images revealed a cerebellar hemangioblastoma with compression of the brainstem at the level of the medulla oblongata. The patient has been free of hiccups and has been neurologically intact since the day after total removal of the tumor. A review of the literature on medullary lesions presenting with intractable hiccups is provided.