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.
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
(2010). Pontine haemorrhage due to chondrosarcoma of the skull base. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP, 20(10), 692-694.
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