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Surg Neurol Int. 2015 Jun 1;6:94. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.157948. eCollection 2015.

A vertebral extra dural chordoma at C5, possibly deriving from a clival chordoma.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, PO box 5800, 6202AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Clival chordomas are a rare type of cancer with low metastatic potential and primary metastasize to the lung or bones.

CASE DESCRIPTION:

This case report describes a possible metastatic, paravertebral chordoma at level C4-C5 in a patient with a past medical history of a clival chordoma.

CONCLUSION:

Chordomas are unpredictable and may metastasise.

KEYWORDS:

Clivus; chordoma; metastatic; vertebral

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