Chondrosarcoma of the petrous apex. Dilemmas in diagnosis and treatment

J Laryngol Otol. 1997 Apr;111(4):368-71. doi: 10.1017/s002221510013734x.


A case of chrondrosarcoma of the petrous temporal bone is presented. Chondrosarcomas rarely occur intracranially and typically present apex mass. The dilemmas faced in the diagnosis and treatment of petrous apex chondrosarcomas are discussed. This case also gives interesting insight into the natural history of this tumour.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Chondrosarcoma / diagnosis*
  • Chondrosarcoma / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Petrous Bone*
  • Skull Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Skull Neoplasms / surgery