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JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGICAL SCIENCES
Rivista di Neurochirurgia
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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 1999 Giugno;43(2):159-62
Intradural cervical chordoma. Case report
Gelabert-Gonzales M., Pintos-Martinez E., Caparrini-Escondrillas R., Martinez-Rumbo R.
Service of Neurosurgery and Service of Pathology (EPM, ACE), University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
We describe a rare case of an intradural spinal chordoma. Only two cases have been previously reported and it is the second case diagnosed with MRI. A 65-year-old man presented with progressive disturbance of gait and weakness in the lower extremities. MRI revealed a intradural C6-C7 isointense mass, on T1- and T2-weighted images. The lesion enhanced after injection of gadolinium. The lesion was totally removed without difficulty by a C6-D1 laminectomy. Microscopic examination of the tumor revealed a chordoma. This is the third case in the literature of an intradural spinal chordoma. The appearance of this tumor with MRI may be similar to the chordomas of other locations.