A multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of young patients with suprasellar osteochondroma Academic Article uri icon


  • Background Osteochondroma is the most common benign bone tumor; intracranial osteochondroma is a very rare finding in the neurosurgical literature and most of them arise from the skull base. Case report We report a case of suprasellar ostheocondroma in a 16- year-old female, with its CT and MRI appearances, which caused visual deficits, resolved after surgery. Discussion To our knowledge, this is the fifth case of osteochondroma affecting the suprasellar region that has been reported, with all the characteristic features of this tumor: optic chiasmal syndrome, intralesional calcifications, cartilage cap, and contrast enhancement. Conclusion Multidiscplinary teams, including a neuro-ophthalmologist, endocrinologist, neuroradiologist, neurosurgeon, and neuropathologist are needed for correct treatment of the disease and appropriate follow-up.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018