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Paraspinal chordoma mimicking a neurofibroma: a rare but important radiological pitfall.
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PMID:  23151874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We present an unusual case of a chordoma presenting as an extradural spinal tumour with extension through an expanded intervertebral foramen to form a large paraspinal mass. The magnetic resonance imaging appearances closely mimicked a neurofibroma; however, pre-operative biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of chordoma. This is, to our knowledge, the tenth reported case of chordoma presenting as a mass expanding the intervertebral foramen. Thus, while it is a rare form of chordoma, it can lead to a recognised radiological pitfall. Making the distinction from neurofibroma before surgery is essential, as radical dissection of chordoma is required to reduce the risk of local recurrence.
Nikhil Kotnis; John Goepel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Skeletal radiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-2161     ISO Abbreviation:  Skeletal Radiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7701953     Medline TA:  Skeletal Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2JF, UK,
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