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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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ARAUJO, João Flávio Mattos; CASTRO, Guilherme Contatore Bierrenbach De; IAFIGLIOLA, Maria Gracia  and  BALBO, Roque José. Benign chondroblastoma of the occipital bone: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1995, vol.53, n.4, pp.834-836. ISSN 0004-282X.

Benign chondroblastoma is a rare bone tumor of immature cartilage cell derivation. This lesion classically occur at the ends of long bones in young persons. Chondroblastoma arising from the occipital bone is extremely rare. We report the case of a 16 year old girl with a benign condroblastoma in the occipital bone, and discuss the clinical, radiological and treatment aspects of this tumor.

Keywords : benign chondroblastoma; occipital bone; cartilaginous tumor; skull.

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