MR Imaging Findings of Cervical Chordoma: Case report

Chia Wei Shen, Shiaw Shian Sun, Wilson T. Lao, Wing P. Chan

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-406
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Volume28
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

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Chordoma
Cervical Vertebrae
Sacrum
Skull Base
Neoplasms
Differential Diagnosis

Keywords

  • Cervical spine
  • Chordoma
  • Spinal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Shen, C. W., Sun, S. S., Lao, W. T., & Chan, W. P. (2003). MR Imaging Findings of Cervical Chordoma: Case report. Chinese Journal of Radiology, 28(6), 403-406.

MR Imaging Findings of Cervical Chordoma : Case report. / Shen, Chia Wei; Sun, Shiaw Shian; Lao, Wilson T.; Chan, Wing P.

In: Chinese Journal of Radiology, Vol. 28, No. 6, 12.2003, p. 403-406.

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Shen, CW, Sun, SS, Lao, WT & Chan, WP 2003, 'MR Imaging Findings of Cervical Chordoma: Case report', Chinese Journal of Radiology, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 403-406.
Shen, Chia Wei ; Sun, Shiaw Shian ; Lao, Wilson T. ; Chan, Wing P. / MR Imaging Findings of Cervical Chordoma : Case report. In: Chinese Journal of Radiology. 2003 ; Vol. 28, No. 6. pp. 403-406.
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