Chondrosarcoma causing cervical neural foramen widening

Yunten N., Calli C., ZİLELİ M. , Ustun E., Sener R.

EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, cilt.7, ss.1028-1030, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s003300050246
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1028-1030


Various neoplastic, vascular, and developmental causes may lead to spinal neural foraminal widening, the most common causes of spinal dumbbell lesions being schwannomas and neurofibromas. Occasionally, some other slow-growing tumors may cause neural foraminal widening. We report an exceptional case of a low-grade spinal chondrosarcoma which apparently developed from a pre-existing osteochondroma in the neural arcus of C6. The lesion passed through the C5-C6 foramen, producing a dumbbell mass.