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Chirurgia 2014 February;27(1):11-3

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Sacral chordoma. A case report and review of the literature

Mandolfino F. 1, Sguanci M. 2

1 Gastrointestinal Pathology, General and Digestive Surgery Department, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy;
2 Registered Nurse (R.N.), San Martino Hospital, Genoa, Italy


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Chordoma is a primary sacral neoplasm of ectodermic origin and makes up %1- 4 of all primary bone tumors. It is usually present on the midline cerebrospinal axis and the most common locations are the spheno-clival region and the sacrum. Although metastasis is infrequent at presentation, the prognosis for patients with chordoma of the sacrum is reported to be poor and attributable in most cases to intralesional resection. The value of adjuvant treatment is uncertain, and resection remains the primary mode of treatment.

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