Benign malformative lesion of the skull: hamartoma with ectopic elements or choristoma?

Ece Meram, Hakan Karabagli, Christine Glastonbury, Tarik Tihan, Pinar Karabagli
2015 Türk Patoloji Dergisi  
Hamartoma and choristoma are terms that describe non-neoplastic, mass-forming malformative lesions. although each lesion has a different composition, they have been used interchangeably in many reports, especially for malformative lesions containing ectopic or heterologous elements. We report a three month-old girl who was brought to the clinic with a mass lesion at the posterior fontanel, composed of predominantly osteo-cartilaginous tissue admixed with skeletal muscle, peripheral nerve
more » ... pheral nerve tissue, and ganglion. The mass was resected completely. The composition of this benign lesion with ectopic elements was consistent with an osteo-cartilaginous hamartoma. We discuss the biological and clinical aspects such malformative lesions within the skull to highlight the inconsistencies of the nomenclature used in the literature.
doi:10.5146/tjpath.2014.01299 pmid:25690859 fatcat:nlhyrh6zebayde4e7dlow5igyi