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Unusual presentation of posterior mediastinal chordoma in a 2-year-old boy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12972813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chordoma is a rare and slow-growing malignant neoplasm that arises from the embryonic notochord. It is rare to see a thoracic chordoma presenting as a posterior mediastinal mass with pleural seeding in a child. The authors report a chordoma of the thoracic spine with posterior mediastinal extension and pleural seeding in a 2-year-old boy who presented with asymmetric bilateral hand temperature and lower limb paralysis. The clinical course progressed rapidly, resulting in death.
Shih-Ming Huang; Chu-Chin Chen; Pao-Chin Chiu; Ping-Hong Lai; Jih-Tsun Ho; Hui-Hwa Tseng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1077-4114     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-15     Completed Date:  2003-11-04     Revised Date:  2011-10-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505928     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  743-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Veterans General Hospital-Kaohsiung, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Chordoma / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  radiotherapy,  secondary
Combined Modality Therapy
Fatal Outcome
Hand / blood supply
Hypothermia / etiology*
Lung Neoplasms / secondary
Mediastinal Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  radiotherapy
Paraplegia / etiology*
Pleural Neoplasms / secondary
Radiotherapy, Adjuvant
Spinal Cord Compression / etiology

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