Exophytic lumbar vertebral body mass in an adult with back pain

J. C. Benson, M. A. Vizcaino, D. K. Kim, C. Carr, P. Rose, Laurence Eckel, Felix Diehn

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Abstract

Chordomas are rare primary bone malignancies derived from notochord remnants. The tumors often are slow-growing and often present with indolent, nonspecific symptoms. Nevertheless, chordomas are locally aggressive and highly prone to local recurrence, necessitating precise planning before biopsy and/or surgical resection. Familiarity with the imaging features of chordomas is, therefore, essential. This case highlights the typical imaging and pathologic features of a spinal chordoma as well as the surgical approach and the patient's subsequent outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1786-1790
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume41
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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