Pontine haemorrhage due to chondrosarcoma of the skull base

Maliha Iqbal Jumani, Roomasa Channa, Sayed Nabeel Zafar, Syed Ather Enam

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)692-694
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Pontine haemorrhage
  • Skull base


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