Chordoma

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Definition

Chordoma is a rare malignant neoplasm originating from the cellular sheddings of the notochord. The tumor thrives along the neuroaxis, and is commonly found at clivus and sacrum areas. It has three histological variants namely, classical, dedifferentiated, and chondroid.

Treatment

There are no specific medications to cure chordoma, so patients are recommended to undergo surgical resectioning followed by radiotherapy in order to eliminate the tumor cells. However, this tumor may reemerge on a person who was once treated for it.

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