Chordomas are rare and aggressive tumors derived from notochordal remnants, usually arising in the axial skeleton. The most frequently reported anatomic distribution of chordoma is 50% sacral, 35% spheno-occipital and 15% spinal. We describe the case of an elderly lady presenting with progressive dysphagia, headache and neck pain. We found an expansile mass extending from C1 to C3. While running the diagnostic plan we considered a variety of lesions possibly involving the cervical spine. Biopsy revealed the mass was a chordoma.
|Titolo:||Cervical chordoma: A case report and differential diagnosis|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|