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Skull base surgery. 1998; 8(2): 99–104.
PMCID: PMC1656687

Giant Solitary Synovial Chondromatosis of the Temporomandibular Joint with Intracranial Extension


Synovial chondromatosis are rare entities but are well-described lesions in the literature that can affect many joint areas of the body. A case of tumoral synovial chondromatosis involving the temporomandibular joint with intracranial extension through mandibular fossa is reported. As long as there was significant infratemporal and extradural invasion of the middle and posterior fossa, a transtemporal and infratemporal approach was performed and total removal of the lesions was achieved. A brief review of skull base synovial chondromatosis is presented.

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