Chondrosarcoma of the parapharyngeal space. A case report

Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2005 Oct;34(7):803-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2005.01.006.


Chondrosarcomas are the malignant cartilagenous tumors and they are seen rarely in the head and neck area. They are usually slow growing lesions. The head and neck chondrosarcomas may show an aggressive course and the occurrence of this malignant cartilagenous tumor in the parapharyngeal space is only a few. They are mostly located in relation with jaw bones and base of the skull. Chondrosarcomas of the parapharyngeal space are limited in number and among them there is no low-grade one. In this case report, a case of low-grade chondrosarcoma which was treated with a simple excision without neck dissection was reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Chondrosarcoma / pathology*
  • Chondrosarcoma / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pharyngeal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Pharyngeal Neoplasms / surgery