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Intradural cervical chordoma. Case report.
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PMID:  10735771     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a rare case of an intradural spinal chordoma. Only two cases have been previously reported and it is the second case diagnosed with MRI. A 65-year-old man presented with progressive disturbance of gait and weakness in the lower extremities. MRI revealed a intradural C6-C7 isointense mass, on T1- and T2-weighted images. The lesion enhanced after injection of gadolinium. The lesion was totally removed without difficulty by a C6-D1 laminectomy. Microscopic examination of the tumor revealed a chordoma. This is the third case in the literature of an intradural spinal chordoma. The appearance of this tumor with MRI may be similar to the chordomas of other locations.
M Gelabert-González; E Pintos-Martínez; A Caparrini-Escondrillas; R Martínez-Rumbo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgical sciences     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0390-5616     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Sci     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-25     Completed Date:  2000-04-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432557     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Sci     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service of Neurosurgery, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Chordoma / pathology*,  surgery
Dura Mater / pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spinal Cord / pathology
Spinal Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery

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