Chondroma is a rare, benign tumor that forms in the cartilage that connects bones, including those in the skull base and paranasal sinuses. A chondroma grows very slowly and is often present for a long time before symptoms occur. Common symptoms include headaches and vision or hearing problems.
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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by chondroma. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that use laser technology, 3-D brain mapping and endoscopes to reach tumors in sensitive areas, such as chondromas. With these sophisticated tools, our surgeons can remove a chondroma through the natural corridor of the nose instead of making an incision in the head. This minimizes the risk to critical body functions, including breathing and swallowing, which are controlled by the brain stem, where these tumors grow.
Our renowned neurologists and neurosurgeons recommend personalized treatment plans based on the size of the tumor, growth pattern, patient health and other contributing factors.