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Intradural clival chordoma: a case report.

Kim KH - Brain Tumor Res Treat (2014)

Bottom Line: Clival chordoma is a rare intracranial neoplasm located in the clivus with bony extension and destruction.However, intradural clival chordomas have been reported with good surgical outcomes.We present a rare case of intradural chordoma and a review of the literature.

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Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Daegu College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Clival chordoma is a rare intracranial neoplasm located in the clivus with bony extension and destruction. It is difficult to resect completely and generally has a poor prognosis. However, intradural clival chordomas have been reported with good surgical outcomes. We present a rare case of intradural chordoma and a review of the literature.

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Computed tomographic scan showing a normal appearance of clivus and intact cortical lining of posterior clival surface.
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Figure 1: Computed tomographic scan showing a normal appearance of clivus and intact cortical lining of posterior clival surface.

Mentions: A computed tomographic (CT) scan revealed a 43×21 mm round mass in the retroclival and prepontine region. Abnormal findings were not observed in the clivus or surrounding bony structure and the posterior cortical lining of the clivus was intact (Fig. 1). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed heterogeneous high signal intensity of the mass in T2-weighted images (WI) and iso-signal intensity in T1WI (Fig. 2A, B). The mass revealed heterogeneous enhancement with gadolinium (Fig. 2C, 3A). The pons was severely compressed by the mass and contained a cystic lesion showed by high signal intensity in T2WI and iso-signal intensity in T1WI (Fig. 3B). The basilar artery was not surrounded by the mass and was displaced to the right side. We did not detect a vascular lesion in MR angiography.


Intradural clival chordoma: a case report.

Kim KH - Brain Tumor Res Treat (2014)

Computed tomographic scan showing a normal appearance of clivus and intact cortical lining of posterior clival surface.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Computed tomographic scan showing a normal appearance of clivus and intact cortical lining of posterior clival surface.
Mentions: A computed tomographic (CT) scan revealed a 43×21 mm round mass in the retroclival and prepontine region. Abnormal findings were not observed in the clivus or surrounding bony structure and the posterior cortical lining of the clivus was intact (Fig. 1). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed heterogeneous high signal intensity of the mass in T2-weighted images (WI) and iso-signal intensity in T1WI (Fig. 2A, B). The mass revealed heterogeneous enhancement with gadolinium (Fig. 2C, 3A). The pons was severely compressed by the mass and contained a cystic lesion showed by high signal intensity in T2WI and iso-signal intensity in T1WI (Fig. 3B). The basilar artery was not surrounded by the mass and was displaced to the right side. We did not detect a vascular lesion in MR angiography.

Bottom Line: Clival chordoma is a rare intracranial neoplasm located in the clivus with bony extension and destruction.However, intradural clival chordomas have been reported with good surgical outcomes.We present a rare case of intradural chordoma and a review of the literature.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Daegu College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Clival chordoma is a rare intracranial neoplasm located in the clivus with bony extension and destruction. It is difficult to resect completely and generally has a poor prognosis. However, intradural clival chordomas have been reported with good surgical outcomes. We present a rare case of intradural chordoma and a review of the literature.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus