Chondroblastoma of the temporal bone

Skeletal Radiol. 2001 Dec;30(12):714-8. doi: 10.1007/s002560100435. Epub 2001 Oct 19.


A rare case of chondroblastoma arising from the temporal bone that occurred in a 60-year-old woman is reported. The tumor appeared well demarcated and osteolytic on the radiographs. CT scan clearly depicted marginal and central calcification in the tumor. MR imaging demonstrated two components in the tumor: a solid component with predominantly low signal intensities on both T1- and T2-weighted sequences, and a multilocular cystic component with T1- and T2-elongation and fluid-fluid levels on the T2-weighted images. Postcontrast MR imaging revealed marked enhancement in the solid component and the septa of the cystic component.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Chondroblastoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Chondroblastoma / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Skull Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Skull Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Temporal Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Temporal Bone / pathology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed