Huge primary myxoma of skull base: a report of an uncommon case
Authors: Yin, H.; Cai, B.-W.; An, H.-M.; You, C.
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica, Volume 149, Number 7, July 2007 , pp. 713-717(5)
Abstract:We report a 27-year-old male who presented with paroxysmal headache, stuffy nose, epistaxis and impairment of vision in each eye. A huge chondrosarcoma, arising from the skull base with extension into the middle cranial fossa and nasal cavity was suspected. The patient underwent craniotomy and endoscope-assisted transnasal resection and a satisfactory removal was achieved. Postoperative immunohistochemical examination confirmed the diagnosis of myxoma rather than chondrosarcoma. The patient remained neurologically intact except for poor vision in the left eye at six-month follow-up. The relevant literature was reviewed and discussed. The main treatment of myxomas of cranial base is by surgery.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-07-01