chordoma


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chordoma

[kȯr′dō·mə]
(medicine)
A rarely malignant tumor derived from persistent remnants of the notochord.
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4) Clinical presentation of a clival chordoma depends mainly on the tumor location and the adjacent structures.
According to researchers, existing drugs could help chordoma patients.
It is difficult to identify chordoma - let alone dedifferentiated chordoma - at extra-axial sites, according to the researchers.
We presented a case of a neurologically intact patient with spinal tuberculosis because of the uncommon anatomical location of her lesion as well as radiological features suggesting a neoplasm such as chordoma.
Imatinib mesylate in 18 advanced chordoma patients.
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He began working at the chordoma research lab that also happened to be at Duke, but grew frustrated by its lack of resources.
We present a case of chordoma, causing caudal compression, which was initially presumed to be a metastatic deposit from a renal cell carcinoma on the basis of radiological investigations.
En bloc removal of the lower lumbar vertebral body for chordoma.
Scientists have discovered that a familial form of a rare bone cancer called chordoma is explained not by typical types of changes or mutations in the sequence of DNA in a gene, but rather by the presence of a second copy of an entire gene.
Other malignant tumors affecting the spine include chordoma, lymphoma and osteosarcoma.