Chordomas are rare tumors of notochordal tissue remnants and most frequently affect the sacrum and skull base. We report a case of a 58-year-old woman having cervical chordoma causing related symptoms for 5 years. MRI showed a dumbbell-shape mass with heterogeneous enhancement at C2 and C3 on postcontrast images, mimicking neurogenic tumor. Chordoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of a dumbbell-shaped mass involving upper cervical vertebrae in patients with long duration of symptoms.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Chinese Journal of Radiology|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2003|
- Cervical spine
- Spinal tumor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging