Research Article
Volume 12 Issue 8 - 2021
Skull Bone Tumors: A Seven Year Retrospective Study in Tertiary Care Centre
Supriya Prasad1, Jayasree K1*, Sindhu Nair P1, Sreejith Nair2, Priyakumari T3 and Venugopal M4
1Division of Pathology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, India
2Division of Medical Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, India
3Division of Pediatric Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, India
4Division of Imageology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, India
*Corresponding Author: Jayasree K, Division of Pathology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
Received: May 29, 2021; Published: July 28, 2021


Introduction: Primary skull bone tumors are very rare and account for less than 1% of all bone tumors. They include a spectrum of lesions, which may be benign or malignant.

Objective: These tumors have not been reported systematically in literature, as majority of the published studies are single case reports. Hence, through this study we aim to evaluate the spectrum of benign and malignant tumours of skull bones in different age groups and locations.

Materials and Methods: This a retrospective study. A total of 29 cases over a period of seven years from 1st January 2011 to 31st December 2017 are included in this study.

Results and Conclusion: There were a total of 29 cases of the primary bone tumors of the skull, over a period of 7 years. The mean age of the patients was 25.4 years with slight female predilection. Majority of the patients were adults, but a substantial number (n = 12) were in the pediatric age group. Malignant cases constituted approximately 90% of cases. The most common tumor was osteosarcoma, with predominance in the pediatric population and located in the calvarial bones. Among the adults the most common tumor was chordoma followed by chondrosarcoma. A multidisciplinary approach involving the treating physician, the radiologist and the pathologist is advocated for proper typing and management of these tumors.


Keywords: Skull; Bone; Tumors; Malignant


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