Intradural drop metastasis of a clival chordoma

Martin, Michael Patrick and Olson, Sarah (2009) Intradural drop metastasis of a clival chordoma. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 16 8: 1105-1107. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2007.11.020

Author Martin, Michael Patrick
Olson, Sarah
Title Intradural drop metastasis of a clival chordoma
Journal name Journal of Clinical Neuroscience   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0967-5868
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jocn.2007.11.020
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 8
Start page 1105
End page 1107
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Subject 2728 Clinical Neurology
2808 Neurology
2737 Physiology (medical)
Abstract A 69-year-old man with a history of clival chordoma presented with cauda equina syndrome. A mass impinging on the cauda equina was detected on MRI scans and it was initially thought to be a sequestered disc. A decompressive laminectomy was performed revealing the mass to be a haematoma containing abnormal tissue. Immunohistochemical analysis showed the tissue to be a chordoma. Intradural drops are a rare mode of metastasis for intracranial chordomas. Despite their rarity it may be advisable to include spinal scans for patients with intracranial chordomas, as early detection may lead to improved clinical outcomes.
Keyword Chordoma
Clival shordoma
Intradural drop
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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