A periosteal chondroma in the lumbar spinal canal: Case report

Tadanori Ogata, Tatsuhiko Miyazaki, Tadao Morino, Masato Nose, Haruyasu Yamamoto

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Periosteal chondromas located in the spine are rare. The authors document a case of periosteal chondroma in the lumbar spinal canal of a 77-year-old man. The patient had severe pain in his right leg and used a wheelchair because of weakness in both legs. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a round tumor that was hypo- or isointense on T1-weighted images and uniformly hyperintense on T2-weighted images. Administration of gadolinium-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid resulted in margin enhancement on T1-weighted images. During the operation, a round tumor 1.5 cm in diameter was found on the surface of the anterior wall of the L-3 lamina. Histological examination revealed that the tumor consisted of chondroid tissue with typical chondrocytes, indicating that it was a periosteal chondroma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-458
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Chondroma
  • Lumbar spine
  • Periosteal chondroma
  • Spinal canal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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