MR Imaging Findings of Cervical Chordoma: Case report

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

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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
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003


  • 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.