Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol 12, No 3 (2018)

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Clival chordoma with drop metastases

Clival chordoma with drop metastases

Faimee Erwan Muhamat Nor, Vijayadwaja Desai, Lee Lian Chew

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Abstract


Chordoma is a rare midline malignant tumor arising from embryonic remnants of the primitive notochord. The base of the skull is the second most common site of disease after the sacrococcygeal region. Intracranial chordoma constitutes about 30-35% of chordoma cases. Metastasis from chordoma is uncommon but if occurs, it tends to spread to the lungs. Cerebrospinal fluid seeding or drop metastasis is very rare. Here we describe a case of a clival chordoma with drop metastases.

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