A malignant tumor arising from the embryonic remains of the notochord. It is also called chordocarcinoma, chordoepithelioma, and notochordoma. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Neoplasms of the base of the skull specifically, differentiated from neoplasms of unspecified sites or bones of the skull (SKULL NEOPLASMS).
Five fused VERTEBRAE forming a triangle-shaped structure at the back of the PELVIS. It articulates superiorly with the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, inferiorly with the COCCYX, and anteriorly with the ILIUM of the PELVIS. The sacrum strengthens and stabilizes the PELVIS.
The last bone in the VERTEBRAL COLUMN in tailless primates considered to be a vestigial tail-bone consisting of three to five fused VERTEBRAE.
The body region between (and flanking) the SACRUM and COCCYX.
The infratentorial compartment that contains the CEREBELLUM and BRAIN STEM. It is formed by the posterior third of the superior surface of the body of the sphenoid (SPHENOID BONE), by the occipital, the petrous, and mastoid portions of the TEMPORAL BONE, and the posterior inferior angle of the PARIETAL BONE.
A slowly growing malignant neoplasm derived from cartilage cells, occurring most frequently in pelvic bones or near the ends of long bones, in middle-aged and old people. Most chondrosarcomas arise de novo, but some may develop in a preexisting benign cartilaginous lesion or in patients with ENCHONDROMATOSIS. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Neoplasms of the bony part of the skull.
A benign neoplasm derived from mesodermal cells that form cartilage. It may remain within the substance of a cartilage or bone (true chondroma or enchondroma) or may develop on the surface of a cartilage (ecchondroma or ecchondrosis). (Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)
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A cartilaginous rod of mesodermal cells at the dorsal midline of all CHORDATE embryos. In lower vertebrates, notochord is the backbone of support. In the higher vertebrates, notochord is a transient structure, and segments of the vertebral column will develop around it. Notochord is also a source of midline signals that pattern surrounding tissues including the NEURAL TUBE development.
Organizations which provide an environment encouraging social interactions through group activities or individual relationships especially for the purpose of rehabilitating or supporting patients, individuals with common health problems, or the elderly. They include therapeutic social clubs.
Tumors or cancer located in bone tissue or specific BONES.
The theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes and organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests. (Webster New Collegiate Dictionary, 1981)
A large group of diseases which are characterized by a low prevalence in the population. They frequently are associated with problems in diagnosis and treatment.
Messages between computer users via COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. This feature duplicates most of the features of paper mail, such as forwarding, multiple copies, and attachments of images and other file types, but with a speed advantage. The term also refers to an individual message sent in this way.
Mechanical food dispensing machines.
The guidelines and policy statements set forth by the editor(s) or editorial board of a publication.
The profession of writing. Also the identity of the writer as the creator of a literary production.
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
The functions and activities carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
A nitroimidazole that sensitizes normally radio-resistant hypoxic cells to radiation. It may also be directly cytotoxic to hypoxic cells and has been proposed as an antineoplastic.
Computer-assisted mathematical calculations of beam angles, intensities of radiation, and duration of irradiation in radiotherapy.
The total amount of radiation absorbed by tissues as a result of radiotherapy.
The amount of radiation energy that is deposited in a unit mass of material, such as tissues of plants or animal. In RADIOTHERAPY, radiation dosage is expressed in gray units (Gy). In RADIOLOGIC HEALTH, the dosage is expressed by the product of absorbed dose (Gy) and quality factor (a function of linear energy transfer), and is called radiation dose equivalent in sievert units (Sv).
The relationship between the dose of administered radiation and the response of the organism or tissue to the radiation.
A technique for visualizing CHROMOSOME ABERRATIONS using fluorescently labeled DNA probes which are hybridized to chromosomal DNA. Multiple fluorochromes may be attached to the probes. Upon hybridization, this produces a multicolored, or painted, effect with a unique color at each site of hybridization. This technique may also be used to identify cross-species homology by labeling probes from one species for hybridization with chromosomes from another species.
The inferior region of the skull consisting of an internal (cerebral), and an external (basilar) surface.
The SKELETON of the HEAD including the FACIAL BONES and the bones enclosing the BRAIN.
Intraoperative computer-assisted 3D navigation and guidance system generally used in neurosurgery for tracking surgical tools and localize them with respect to the patient's 3D anatomy. The pre-operative diagnostic scan is used as a reference and is transferred onto the operative field during surgery.
A rare aggressive variant of chondrosarcoma, characterized by a biphasic histologic pattern of small compact cells intermixed with islands of cartilaginous matrix. Mesenchymal chondrosarcomas have a predilection for flat bones; long tubular bones are rarely affected. They tend to occur in the younger age group and are highly metastatic. (DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1456)
Large hospitals with a resident medical staff which provides continuous care to maternity, surgical and medical patients.
A prominent projection of the ulna that that articulates with the humerus and forms the outer protuberance of the ELBOW JOINT.
Participation of employees with management as a labor-management team, in decisions pertaining to the operational activities of the organization or industry.
Works about studies performed to evaluate the safety of diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques in healthy subjects and to determine the safe dosage range (if appropriate). These tests also are used to determine pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic properties (toxicity, metabolism, absorption, elimination, and preferred route of administration). They involve a small number of persons and usually last about 1 year. This concept includes phase I studies conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.
A strong emotional feeling of displeasure aroused by being interfered with, injured or threatened.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Institutions specializing in the care of cancer patients.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Agents that inhibit PROTEIN KINASES.
All tumors in the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT arising from mesenchymal cells (MESODERM) except those of smooth muscle cells (LEIOMYOMA) or Schwann cells (SCHWANNOMA).
BENZOIC ACID amides.
A family of 6-membered heterocyclic compounds occurring in nature in a wide variety of forms. They include several nucleic acid constituents (CYTOSINE; THYMINE; and URACIL) and form the basic structure of the barbiturates.
Clonal hematopoetic disorder caused by an acquired genetic defect in PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS. It starts in MYELOID CELLS of the bone marrow, invades the blood and then other organs. The condition progresses from a stable, more indolent, chronic phase (LEUKEMIA, MYELOID, CHRONIC PHASE) lasting up to 7 years, to an advanced phase composed of an accelerated phase (LEUKEMIA, MYELOID, ACCELERATED PHASE) and BLAST CRISIS.

Recurrence of clival chordoma along the surgical pathway. (1/174)

Chordomas are locally aggressive malignant tumors of notochordal origin whose metastatic potential is increasingly recognized. Surgical pathway recurrence has been noted only rarely in the literature. We present three patients with clival chordomas whose sole or initial recurrence was along the pathway of prior surgical access. A characteristic mass found along the pathway of prior surgical access for resection of a chordoma should suggest recurrent chordoma.  (+info)

Sacral chordoma--a case report. (2/174)

Chordoma, a rare malignant tumour of early adulthood, rarely presents in children. We report such a case of rare malignant tumour which was diagnosed in the first decade of life.  (+info)

Isolated cardiac metastasis from sacral chordoma. (3/174)

A 64-year-old woman presented with right heart failure caused by a cardiac tumor centered in the free wall of the right ventricle, accompanied by pericardial effusion. A match between the biopsy specimen and tissue removed 4 years earlier resulted in the diagnosis of a cardiac metastasis from a chordoma. Immunohistochemical staining was also useful in establishing the diagnosis. To alleviate the right ventricular outflow obstruction, a palliative operation was planned, resecting the tumor and performing a right ventriculoplasty, which was cancelled due to the extent of infiltration of the tumor, and instead a right atrium to pulmonary artery shunt was attempted using a vascular prosthesis, only to fail due to an inability to maintain blood flow through the prosthesis. Presently there are no definitive treatment options available, and some palliative chemotherapy is being performed. Single cardiac metastases from a chordoma are extremely rare.  (+info)

Chordoid glioma: a neoplasm unique to the hypothalamus and anterior third ventricle. (4/174)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chordoid glioma is a new clinicopathologic entity that occurs in the region of the hypothalamus/anterior third ventricle. The aims of this study were to describe the characteristic radiographic features of chordoid glioma, identify specific imaging features that may enable differentiation of chordoid glioma from other suprasellar tumors, and increase neuroradiologists' awareness of this newly described tumor, facilitating prospective diagnosis. METHODS: CT scans and/or MR images of six patients with chordoid glioma were reviewed retrospectively to determine whether any characteristic radiographic features would emerge. Reports of the clinical presentation, pathologic findings, and radiographic findings of another six patients were reviewed and included, for a total patient population of 12 (mean age +/- SD, 46 +/- 13 years). RESULTS: Imaging features were strikingly similar for all tumors. In each case, the mass was ovoid, was well circumscribed, was located in the region of the hypothalamus/anterior third ventricle, and enhanced uniformly and intensely. Tumors were hyperdense to gray matter on CT scans and were isointense on T1-weighted MR images and slightly hyperintense on long-TR MR images. In two patients, vasogenic edema extended into the optic tracts, and in three, there was hydrocephalus. CONCLUSION: Chordoid glioma is a recently described unique histopathologic entity that has been added to the World Health Organization glioma classification scheme and must be included in the differential diagnosis of a suprasellar mass. Distinctive imaging features are its location, ovoid shape, hyperdensity on CT scans, and uniform intense contrast enhancement.  (+info)

Matrix gene expression analysis and cellular phenotyping in chordoma reveals focal differentiation pattern of neoplastic cells mimicking nucleus pulposus development. (5/174)

Chordoma is the fourth most common malignant primary neoplasm of the skeleton and almost the only one showing a real epithelial phenotype. Besides classic chordoma, so-called chondroid chordoma was described as a specific entity showing cartilage-like tissue within chordomatoid structures. However, since its first description, strongly conflicting results have been reported about the existence of chondroid chordoma and several studies suggested chondroid chordomas being in fact low-grade conventional chondrosarcomas. In the present study, we used cytoprotein expression profiling and molecular in situ localization techniques of marker gene products indicative of developmental phenotypes of chondrocytes to elucidate origin and biology of chondroid chordoma. We were able to demonstrate the chondrogenic potential of chordomas irrespectively of the appearance of overt cartilage formation by identifying the multifocal expression of type II collagen, the main marker of chondrocytic differentiation. Additionally, the cartilage-typical large aggregating proteoglycan aggrecan was present throughout all chordomas and, thus, a very characteristic gene product and marker of these neoplasms. Biochemical matrix composition and cell differentiation pattern analysis showed a high resemblance of classic chordomas and in chordoid areas of chondroid chordomas to the fetal chorda dorsalis, whereas chondroid areas of chondroid chordomas showed features similar to adult nucleus pulposus. This demonstrates on the cell function level the chondrocytic differentiation potential of neoplastic chordoid cells as a characteristic facet of chordomas, mimicking fetal vertebral development, ie, the transition of the chorda dorsalis to the nucleus pulposus. Our study firmly establishes a focal real chondrocytic phenotype of neoplastic cells in chordomas. Chondroid chordoma is neither a low-grade chondrosarcoma nor a misnomer as discussed previously.  (+info)

Familial chordoma, a tumor of notochordal remnants, is linked to chromosome 7q33. (6/174)

Chordoma is a rare tumor originating from notochordal remnants that is usually diagnosed during midlife. We performed a genomewide analysis for linkage in a family with 10 individuals affected by chordoma. The maximum two-point LOD score based on only the affected individuals was 2.21, at recombination fraction 0, at marker D7S2195 on chromosome 7q. Combined analysis of additional members of this family (11 affected individuals) and of two unrelated families (one with 2 affected individuals and the other with 3 affected individuals), with 20 markers on 7q, showed a maximum two-point LOD score of 4.05 at marker D7S500. Multipoint analysis based on only the affected individuals gave a maximum LOD score of 4.78, with an approximate 2-LOD support interval from marker D7S512 to marker D7S684. Haplotype analysis of the three families showed a minimal disease-gene region from D7S512 to D7S684, a distance of 11.1 cM and approximately 7.1 Mb. No loss of heterozygosity was found at markers D7S1804, D7S1824, and D7S2195 in four tumor samples from affected family members. These results map a locus for familial chordoma to 7q33. Further analysis of this region, to identify this gene, is ongoing.  (+info)

Tentorial enhancement on MR images is a sign of cavernous sinus involvement in patients with sellar tumors. (7/174)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to analyze enhancement patterns of the dura around sellar tumors and to compare the results with tumor invasion or compression of the cavernous sinuses. Postoperative enhancement patterns on MR images were compared with preoperative findings. METHODS: Contrast-enhanced coronal and sagittal MR images were examined prospectively in 96 patients with sellar tumors (65 macroadenomas, 15 microadenomas, 14 Rathke cleft cysts, and two chordomas at the sella). All patients underwent surgical treatment, and pre- and postsurgical features on MR images were compared. RESULTS: Presurgical MR images showed dural enhancement in 36.5% of the patients: asymmetric tentorial enhancement in 24 patients, symmetric tentorial enhancement in seven, and sphenoidal ridge or clivus enhancement in four. Asymmetric tentorial enhancement disappeared after surgical decompression in seven patients. For evaluation of cavernous sinus invasion ipsilateral to the enhancement, sensitivity and specificity of the asymmetric tentorial enhancement sign were 81.3% and 86.3%, respectively. Sensitivity and specificity of the sign were 42.9% and 93.6% for cavernous sinus involvement, including compression and invasion. CONCLUSION: Asymmetric tentorial enhancement is a useful sign in the diagnosis of invasion or severe compression of the cavernous sinus by sellar tumor. The sign may represent venous congestion or collateral flow in the tentorium due to obstructed flow in the medial portion of the cavernous sinus.  (+info)

Vertebral reconstruction with cortical allograft: long-term evaluation. (8/174)

Reconstruction of large anterior vertebral column defects is indicated in a number of pathological conditions including tumor, infection, trauma and post-traumatic deformity. Several substitutes and techniques are available for the functional restoration of the vertebral column. Vascularized bone transfers, autografts, allografts or xenografts have been used, as well as metal or ceramic implants. All of these bear potential advantages and drawbacks in terms of associated morbidity of graft harvesting, disease transmission, mechanical failure, implant incorporation and overall long-term clinical outcome. In the present paper we report our experience with the use of freeze-dried, gamma-irradiated, cortical allograft for the reconstruction of large, anterior segmental defects of the spine, involving at least one vertebral body with its two adjacent discs. Cortical allografts were used in 67 cases operated for a variety of conditions. No case of disease transmission, infection or long-term mechanical graft failure occurred in our entire series, with a mean follow-up of 31 months. Fusion and mechanical stability was reliably obtained. Specific advantages include the absence of donor site morbidity, the possibilities for exact trimming to the size of the defect, superior mechanical strength as compared to available autograft, and reliable fusion with the host bone with partial bone remodeling, preventing fatigue failure. We conclude that freeze-dried, irradiated cortical allografts are safe and effective for anterior reconstruction of the spine.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - Long and very-long-chain ceramides correlate with a more aggressive behavior in skull base chordoma patients. AU - La Corte, Emanuele. AU - Dei Cas, Michele. AU - Raggi, Alberto. AU - Patanè, Monica. AU - Broggi, Morgan. AU - Schiavolin, Silvia. AU - Calatozzolo, Chiara. AU - Pollo, Bianca. AU - Pipolo, Carlotta. AU - Bruzzone, Maria Grazia. AU - Campisi, Giuseppe. AU - Paroni, Rita. AU - Ghidoni, Riccardo. AU - Ferroli, Paolo. PY - 2019/9/2. Y1 - 2019/9/2. N2 - Background: Skull base chordomas are rare tumors arising from notochord. Sphingolipids analysis is a promising approach in molecular oncology, and it has never been applied in chordomas. Our aim is to investigate chordoma behavior and the role of ceramides. Methods: Ceramides were extracted and evaluated by liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry in a cohort of patients with a skull base chordoma. Clinical data were also collected and correlated with ceramide levels. Linear regression and correlation analyses were ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A novel chordoma xenograft allows in vivo drug testing and reveals the importance of NF-kB signaling in chordoma biology. AU - Trucco, Matteo M.. AU - Awad, Ola. AU - Wilky, Breelyn A.. AU - Goldstein, Seth D.. AU - Huang, Ruili. AU - Walker, Robert L.. AU - Shah, Preeti. AU - Katuri, Varalakshmi. AU - Gul, Naheed. AU - Zhu, Yuelin J.. AU - McCarthy, Edward F.. AU - Paz-Priel, Ido. AU - Meltzer, Paul S.. AU - Austin, Christopher P.. AU - Xia, Menghang. AU - Loeb, David M.. PY - 2013/11/6. Y1 - 2013/11/6. N2 - Chordoma is a rare primary bone malignancy that arises in the skull base, spine and sacrum and originates from remnants of the notochord. These tumors are typically resistant to conventional chemotherapy, and to date there are no FDA-approved agents to treat chordoma. The lack of in vivo models of chordoma has impeded the development of new therapies for this tumor. Primary tumor from a sacral chordoma was xenografted into NOD/SCID/IL-2R y-null mice. The xenograft is ...
The primary treatment for a skull base chordoma is surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. This is often an aggressive procedure that can lead to some side effects. But it offers the best chance for long-term survival. You and your healthcare team should weigh the risks and benefits of the procedure before the surgery. Once the surgery is done, an aggressive course of radiation therapy is used to kill the nearby tumor cells. Proton beam radiation is often used. It can focus on the needed area without exposing any critical organs and structures around it to radiation. Proton beam radiation offers the advantage of increasing the tumor dose while minimizing the dose to the nearby normal tissue. Other forms of radiation are sometimes used as well. Chemotherapy typically doesnt work well in treating a skull base chordoma. Currently, no medicines are approved for treating chordomas. But some have shown effectiveness in clinical trials. ...
The primary treatment for chordoma is the complete surgical removal of the tumor. To ensure the best outcome and prevent the spread of chordoma , the surgeon(s) must remove the chordoma and a margin of normal tissue surrounding it. The result of the first surgery is critical in determining the patients prognosis (outcome) It is vital that an experienced, expert team of surgeons perform the initial operative procedure. Skull based chordoma are generally removed through minimally invasive surgery by highly trained, skilled surgeons. Patients with chordoma at the base of the skull following this procedure usually require a brief hospital stay.. Chordomas that occur in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar or sacral spine have a larger area to grow requiring a more extensive operative procedure to remove them.. At the Harris Chordoma Center the surgeons perform the operative procedure in one or two stages depending on the size and location of the tumor. The surgeons are acutely aware of the risks in ...
Chordoma is an uncommon (400 case/year in the U.S.) and potentially fatal bone tumor derived from remnants of embryonic notochord. It occurs primarily in the axial skeleton and has a mean age at diagnosis of 55 years, with a range from early childhood to over 70 years. This tumor usually presents at an advanced stage and the associated mortality is high due to local destruction and distant metastases. Chordoma is rare in African-Americans and is typically sporadic; there are few reports of these tumors arising congenitally or within members of the same family.. Recently, we have identified and studied one large family in which 10 relatives in three generations have chordoma; the inheritance pattern suggests transmission of a mutation in an autosomal dominant gene. Using information from this family, we have tentatively napped this gene to the long arm of chromosome 7. To confirm this finding, and to fine map and clone the gene, we need to study additional chordoma families. In an effort to ...
Chordoma is a rare slow-growing neoplasm thought to arise from cellular remnants of the notochord. The evidence for this is the location of the tumors (along the neuraxis), the similar immunohistochemical staining patterns, and the demonstration that notochordal cells are preferentially left behind in the clivus and sacrococcygeal regions when the remainder of the notochord regresses during fetal life. There are three histological variants of chordoma: classical (or conventional), chondroid and dedifferentiated. The histological appearance of classical chordoma is of a lobulated tumor composed of groups of cells separated by fibrous septa. The cells have small round nuclei and abundant vacuolated cytoplasm, sometimes described as physaliferous (having bubbles or vacuoles). Chondroid chordomas histologically show features of both chordoma and chondrosarcoma. Chordomas can arise from bone in the skull base and anywhere along the spine. The two most common locations are cranially at the clivus ...
Chordomas are rare tumors that are usually located in the sacrococcygeal and sphenooccipital region. Their cytologic diagnosis is rather straightforward when sampled by fine-needle aspiration (FNA) from these characteristic locations, especially when physalipherous cells are present. However, chordomas may pose difficult diagnostic challenges when encountered in unusual locations, such as the parapharyngeal region. We report the cytologic findings of a recurrent chordoma sampled through transoral FNA from the parapharyngeal space of a 66-year-old woman. As the prior history of chordoma was not available during the rapid onsite evaluation, the presence of bland epithelioid nonvacuolated cells and spindle cells intimately admixed with a fibrillary, intensely metachromatic material led to an initial diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma. Review of the patients prior pathology specimen and of the Papanicolaou-stained smears and cellblock sections showing rare multivacuolated (physalipherous) cells led ...
What exactly was discovered? What is a SNP? Why is this discovery significant? What does this discovery mean for chordoma patients? Are family members of chordoma patients at risk? How does this discovery effect the development of new treatments? Is it now possible to predict who will get chordoma? How can I find out if…
Introduction: Chordoma is a relatively rare tumor originating from the embryonic remnants of the notochord. This is an aggressive, slow growing and invasive tumor. It occurs mostly at the two ends of neuroaxis which is more frequent in the sacrococcygeal region. Chordoma in vertebral column is very rare. This tumor is extradural in origin and compresses neural tissues and makes the patient symptomatic. This tumor found extremely rare in the spinal region as an intradural tumor.. The present study reports a rare case of intradural chordoma tumor as well as its clinical manifestations and treatment options. Case presentation: The patient was a 50-year-old female presented with 9 months history of progressively worsening neck pain, cervical spine chordoma resembling neurinoma and right arm numbness. Physical examination showed no weakness in her limbs, but she had upward plantar reflex and mild hyperreflexia. In a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the cervical spine there was an ill-defined ...
Standard therapies for chordoma are limited. A clinical trial may provide an opportunity for chordoma patients to receive a new, experimental therapy.
Skull base chordomas (SBC) are characterized by persistent progression. Conventional radiation following resection increases 5- and 10-year local control (LC) to 36 and 23 %, respectively. Patients tr
Chordomas are rare neoplasms, arising from notochordal remnants in the midline skeletal axis, for which the current treatment is limited to surgery and radiotherapy. Recent reports suggest that receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) might be essential for the survival or proliferation of chordoma cells, providing a rationale for RTK targeted therapy. Nevertheless, the reported data are conflicting, most likely due to the assorted tumor specimens used for the studies and the heterogeneous methodological approaches. In the present study, we performed a comprehensive characterization of this rare entity using a wide range of assays in search for relevant therapeutic targets. Histopathological features of 42 chordoma specimens, 21 primary and 21 advanced, were assessed by immunohistochemistry and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) using PDGFRB, CSF1R, and EGFR probes. Twenty-two of these cases, for which frozen material was available (nine primary and 13 advanced tumors), were selectively analyzed using the
TY - JOUR. T1 - Chordoma dedifferentiation after proton beam therapy. T2 - a case report and review of the literature. AU - Frankl, Joseph. AU - Grotepas, Cassi. AU - Stea, Baldassarre. AU - Lemole, Gerald M. AU - Chiu, Alexander G. AU - Khan, Rihan. PY - 2016/10/12. Y1 - 2016/10/12. N2 - Background: Chordoma is a rare invasive bone tumor that may occur anywhere along the neuraxis. A total of three primary histological varieties have been identified: conventional, chondroid, and dedifferentiated. Case presentation: We report a case of an 8-year-old white girl who presented with conventional chordoma, was treated with surgical resection and mixed proton and photon beam therapy, and had a recurrence in the resection cavity 2.5 years later with dedifferentiated morphology. The recurrent tumor did not express brachyury, a recently identified protein specific to tissue of notochordal origin. Conclusions: The short time period between radiation therapy and dedifferentiation, low dose of photons, and ...
Of the 3 parameters studied, Vp was the most significant measure of tumor response. Differences in Vp mean and Vp maximum values pre- and posttreatment were significant. On average, Vp max values were approximately 1.6 times greater before treatment, which is concordant with previous work demonstrating the significantly higher vascularization of chordoma in comparison with that of adjacent normal tissues.17 Chordoma has been shown to express elevated vascular endothelial growth factor and matrix metalloproteinase-9, which may work in concert to increase angiogenesis and invasiveness and promote recurrence of chordoma and other bone cancers.18⇓-20. Ktrans was also a positive indicator of tumor response to therapy. A measure of vascular permeability, Ktrans represents the rate at which blood is transferred from the vascular compartment to the extravascular extracellular space. Therefore, unlike Vp, Ktrans is a marker of tumor leakiness rather than actual tumor vascularity. On receiving RT, ...
MyPART, Center for Cancer Research, and the Chordoma Foundation collaborated to host the first childhood, teen, and young adult Chordoma Clinic at NIH from April 16th to 18th, 2019. The clinic aimed to share knowledge and to collect data for research on chordoma affecting young people.
Answer: Chordoma. Histology: On low power examination, the tumor demonstrates a characteristic lobulated appearance. The lobules are composed of predominantly eosinophilic cells arranged in cords and sheets and are separated by abundant mucinous material. Some of the cells have a characteristic vacuolated (physaliphorous) cytoplasm that many consider the hallmark of this lesion. Focally, marked nuclear pleomorphism is present. Mitotic activity is low.. Discussion: Chordomas are thought to originate from notochordal developmental rests. Like our case, approximately 40% of cases originate in the base of the skull at the clivus region as slowly growing but destructive lesions. Their location frequently precludes total resection. On limited samples, the differential diagnosis includes chondrosarcoma and metastatic mucin producing adenocarcinoma. An immunohistochemistry panel of EMA, Cytokeratins, S100 and CEA may be helpful in this setting. Although Chordomas are frequently positive for S100, unlike ...
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Chordomas are rare tumors that arise from remmants of the embryogenic notochord. There are three major groups: 1) Cranial or sphenooccipital, 2) Vertabral, 3) The sacrococcygeal. As chordomas, arising at the base of the skull, grow, they may extend toward the nasopharynx. Chordomas comprise 0.2 percent of nasopharyngeal tumors They are more common in men. They are slow growing and locally invasive. The prognosis is poor. Death is usually due to local recurrence and intracranial extension. They are usually treated surgically. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy have been of little value. A case of cervical chordoma, in a woman, extended toward the nosphorynx is presented and the literature about the tumor is reviewed. ...
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The NANT Chordoma Vaccine regimen will be administered in 2 phases, an induction and a maintenance phase.. Subjects will continue induction treatment for up to 1 year. Those who have a confirmed complete response (CR) in the induction phase will enter the maintenance phase of the study. Subjects who experience ongoing stable disease (SD) or an ongoing partial response (PR) at 1 year may enter the maintenance phase at the Investigators and Sponsors discretion. Subjects may remain in the maintenance phase of the study for up to 1 year.. In the randomized component of the phase 2 portion of the study, the control arm will be treated with radiation according to established SoC protocols as determined by the Investigator.. In the phase 2 single-arm component of the study, subjects will be enrolled in the first stage of Simons two-stage optimal design. If the study proceeds to the second stage of Simons two-stage optimal design, additional subjects will be enrolled in the second stage. ...
Chordomas are rare tumors of the remnant of the primitive notochord, which normally differentiates during fetal development into an elastic, pulpy mass.
Chordoma is a rare slow-growing neoplasm that arises from primitive notochordal remnants with a high rate of recurrence. It can occur anywhere within ..
OBJECTIVE: Even though carbon ions treatment (CIRT) of sacral chordoma (SC) substantially reduces tumor mass, tumor remnants are observed in most
Chordomas: Technologies, Techniques, and Treatment Strategies. Brigham Author: Ossama Al-Mefty, MD. A rare form of cancer, chordomas are among the most difficult tumors to treat, requiring highly specialized training and surgical expertise. Although generally slow-growing, chordomas present resection challenges due to their proximity to critical structures including the spinal cord, brainstem, nerves and arteries. Written by an impressive cadre of internationally renowned experts, this textbook is the most current, concise and definitive resource on diagnosis. The book starts with a historical overview of epidemiology, molecular pathogenesis, cytogenetics, local invasion and metastasis, and pathology. A thorough discussion covers diagnostic radiological and radionuclide imaging such as MRI, PET, SPECT, PET-CT, and PET-MRI, and clinical traits of skull base and spinal chordomas as defined by imaging modalities. Subsequent chapters explore decision making including selecting the most optimal ...
This case demonstrates fairly characteristic imaging features of a clival chordoma which was subsequently histologically confirmed.
Acta Neurochir (2017) 159:1835-1845. Chordoma is a rare bony malignancy known to have a high rate of local recurrence after surgery. The best treatment paradigm is still being evaluated. We report our experience and review the literature. We emphasize on the difference between endoscopic and open craniotomy in regard to the anatomical compartment harboring the tumor, the limitations of the approaches and the rate of surgical resection.. Method: We retrospectively collected all patients with skullbase chordomas operated on between 2004 and 2014. Detailed radiological description of the compartments being occupied by the tumor and the degree of surgical resection is discussed.. Results: Eighteen patients were operated on in our facility for skull-base chordoma. Seventeen endoscopic surgeries were done in 15 patients, and 7 craniotomies were done in 5 patients. The mean age was 48.9 years (±19.8 years). When reviewing the anatomical compartments, we found that the most common were the upper clivus ...
Conclusion: This case involved an extraosseous, intradural, four-level subaxial cervical chordoma that demonstrated significant extraspinal extension into the anterior soft tissues of the neck. PMID: 29142772 [PubMed]...
Chordomas are lobulated and apparently capsulated tumours which arise from notochord and derive from ectoderm. Mainly seen in the sacrococygeal region, they may arise from the spheno-occipital region and protrude into the nasopharynx. While plain X-rays may show tumour with destruction of the clivus, CT-scan and MRI are essential assessment tools in delineating the gross margins of a chordoma [7]. Morphologically they can be confused with chondrosarcomas but they are characterised by bubble cells (physaliferous cells) with strands of spindle-shaped cells [8]. Immunohistochemistry is of diagnostic value and the tumour is stained positive to S-100, vimentin, epithelial membrane antigen and cytokeratin antibodies [5].. While radical surgical resection is the treatment of choice, this is rarely possible due to intracranial extension. There have been reports of using an endoscopic approach but in cases with extensive dural invasion, inferior clivus-centred tumours and large tumours extended to the ...
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Chordoma is a rare type of primary bone cancer. It can develop in the bones of the spine or the bottom of the skull. It is usually slow-growing.
HOLLYWOOD, FL-New guidelines that offer treatment algorithms for two relatively rare cancers-chordoma and giant cell tumors of the bone-were presented here at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Annual Conference.. The important thing to remember about chordoma is that if you suspect a patients has this bone cancer, you must refer the patient to a center of excellence, because even performing a biopsy can compromise the patients survival, said J. Sybil Biermann, MD, Professor and Medical Director of the Sarcoma Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and Chair of NCCNs Bone Cancer Guideline Writing Committee.. Although those usually benign tumors are generally considered to be in the realm of orthopedic surgeons, the committee decided to include them in the guidelines because there is still a small (about 2%) chance that the tumors can become malignant, she explained.. Bone cancer is not very common-there are only about 2,500 cases a year in the United ...
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Specific mutations in PI3 kinase signaling genes have been discovered in chordoma, a rare bone cancer with the help of genomic sequencing.
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Objective: In most cases, spinal chordomas are sacrally located neoplasms arising from rests of notochordal tissue; sacrectomy with consecutive severe deficits is mostly advocated. We analyzed a pilot series with combined treatment by microsurgery and spinal robotic radiosurgery. The benefit of pre- and postoperative PET/CT-imaging and intraoperative CT-imaging (iCT) in combination with neuronavigation was evaluated.. Methods: Five patients (4 sacral, one cervical chordoma; diseased since 52 38 mo) were operated ten times since 1/07. No patient had severe neurological deficits. ICT was performed to control resection, to exclude lesions of adjacent structures and, in 2 patients, to generate images for navigation. In 4 patients remnant tumor with high operative risk was treated by spinal robotic radiosurgery for altogether 13 times (CyberKnife, Accuray; USA). In 3 patients FDG PET/CT was performed.. Results: Four patients are stable up to now without new deficits; one patient (tumor since 3/06, ...
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Purpose: We evaluated patient and treatment parameters correlated with development of temporal lobe radiation necrosis. Methods and Materials: This was a retrospective analysis of a cohort of 66 patients treated for skull base chordoma, chondrosarcoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, or sinonasal malignancies between 2005 and 2012, who had at least 6 months of clinical and radiographic follow-up. The median radiation dose was 75.6 Gy (relative biological effectiveness [RBE]). Analyzed factors included gender, age, hypertension, diabetes, smoking status, use of chemotherapy, and the absolute dose:volume data for both the right and left temporal lobes, considered separately. A generalized estimating equation (GEE) regression analysis evaluated potential predictors of radiation necrosis, and the median effective concentration (EC50) model estimated dose-volume parameters associated with radiation necrosis. Results: Median follow-up time was 31 months (range 6-96 months) and was 34 months in patients who ...
Twenty-eight patients with histologically confirmed chordomas (18) or chondrosarcomas (10) underwent Gamma Knife SRS either as primary or adjuvant treatment. Their ages ranged from 17 to 72 years (median 44 years). The most common presenting symptom was diplopia (26 patients, 93%). In two patients, SRS was the sole treatment. Twenty-six patients underwent between one and five additional surgical procedures. Two underwent an initial trans-sphenoidal biopsy. The average tumor volume was 9.8 cm3. The median dose to the tumor margin was 16 Gy. ...
Harsh, G.; Ojemann, R.; Varvares, M.; Swearingen, B.; Cheney, M.; Joseph, M., 2006: Pedicled rhinotomy for clival chordomas invaginating the brainstem
The tumour is slow growing and symptoms are often present for some time prior to diagnosis. Symptoms relate to the site; sacral tumours present with pain and sacral neuropathy; clival tumours with headache and cranial neuropathies (usually ocular), and spine tumours with pain and neuropathy.. ...
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Neurochirurgie guidée par limage - Presentation du Pr Emmanuel Mandonnet au Collège de France - 27 mai 2014 Au cours de cet exposé, nous analyserons comment différents modèles biomathématiques de lévolution des gliomes intracérébraux et de leur interaction avec le fonctionnement cérébral peuvent - ou pourront dans un futur proche - aider le neurochirurgien aux différentes étapes de la prise en charge du patient. En pré-opératoire, le modèle de croissance tumorale de prolifération-diffusion, alimenté par les IRM consécutives dun patient, permet de déterminer la cinétique de croissance individuelle, élément fondamental dans la prise de décision opératoire. Dautre part, latlas de résécabilité fonctionnelle - construit à partir des résidus postopératoires de séries de patients opérés dans des centres de références et ayant pour but de pouvoir estimer objectivement si la tumeur dun patient est opérable ou non - fournit un outil privilégié pour ...
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The chordoma is a benign cartilaginous tumor whose sphenoidale localization is exceptional. This tumor has considerable difficulties of both diagnosis and treatment. We report the observation of a Tunisian adult who presented features of hypopituitarism set wrongly on account of a prolactinoma.
DISCUSSION Surgical treatment of chordomas has been challenging to neurosurgeons for many years.[9] Recently, radical resection of the tumor has been recommended for better outcomes.[2] When complete resection of the tumor is not achieved, radiation treatment for residual tumor is recommended.[1,4,7] Conventional microscopic transsphenoidal techniques have been used in the treatment of clival chordomas.[5] While performing endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgeries, we have observed the panoramic anatomical exposure provided by these techniques.[3] Endoscopic transsphenoidal techniques expose the planum sphenoidale, the optic protuberances covering the optic nerves, the carotid protuberances, and the clivus as well as the sella turcica. When we encountered a patient with a tumor based at the clivus, we were convinced that the tumor could be resected using an endoscopic technique. Other surgical techniques for skull base lesions were fully discussed with the patient and his family prior to ...
Chordomas and chondrosarcomas are difficult to manage using conventional cancer treatment methods. Areas of the body frequently affected by this type of cancer include the spine, skull, pelvis, hip, and shoulder.. Effective treatment of these tumours using surgical resection is not usually achievable due to neurovascular involvement. As a result, recurrence of the tumour when surgery is used in isolation poses a significant risk for both chordomas and chondrosarcomas. Due to the low risk of metastasis and relative chemoresistance, the use of definitive radiotherapy or perioperative radiotherapy is very important in maintaining local control.. Previous research has shown proton therapy to be beneficial in treating these types of tumours. Using protons, health professionals are able to treat chordoma and chondrosarcoma with higher doses of radiation due to the increased accuracy of proton therapy.. A 2019 study published in the journal Cancer entitled: The role of dose escalation and proton ...
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The search for evidence to support the growing use of proton therapy for more cancers continues to uncover valuable findings. New data from clinical trials demonstrate the potential advantages of proton therapy over conventional radiation for pancreatic cancer, late-stage non-small cell lung cancer, chordoma, and chondrosarcoma.
This finding appeared online Oct. 4, 2009, in Nature Genetics and was done by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and their colleagues.. That an inherited duplication of a gene is responsible for the development of a familial form of cancer is an important finding, said Rose Yang, Ph.D., NCI, one of the lead authors of the study.. Usual types of gene mutations and gene duplications are permanent changes to the DNA that a person inherits from parents. These changes often alter the expression of the affected gene in ways that lead to cancer and other diseases. The new finding highlights the importance of CNVs, as well as typical specific genetic mutations, in the genetic development of cancer.. Chordoma affects about 1 in every 1 million people in the United States, with about 300 new cases diagnosed each year. Those affected with the disease usually develop a tumor at the base of the skull, or at any point along the spinal column ...
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Hirsch, Edwin F.; Ingals, Mary (1923). "Sacrococcygeal chordoma". JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 80 (19 ... Lopes, Ademar; Rossi, Benedito Mauro; Silveira, Claudio Regis Sampaio; Alves, Antonio Correa (1996). "Chordoma: retrospective ... he was the first to describe a type of tumour called chordoma that originated from the clivus (at the base of the skull). ...
Virchow was the first to precisely describe and give names of diseases such as leukemia, chordoma, ochronosis, embolism, and ... Hirsch, Edwin F.; Ingals, Mary (1923). "Sacrococcygeal chordoma". JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 80 (19 ... Lopes, Ademar; Rossi, Benedito Mauro; Silveira, Claudio Regis Sampaio; Alves, Antonio Correa (1996). "Chordoma: retrospective ... he was the first to describe a type of tumour called chordoma that originated from the clivus (at the base of the skull). ...
"Understanding Chordoma - Chordoma Foundation". www.chordomafoundation.org. Retrieved 2017-04-07. Wedel, F.P. "D.O" (PDF). A.T. ... The sacrum is one of the main sites for the development of the sarcomas known as chordomas that are derived from the remnants ...
"Chordoma-natural history, treatment and prognosis. The Florence Radiotherapy Department experience (1956-1990) and a critical ...
Pain may be relieved by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.. Treatment varies based on the health of the patient. If he/she is otherwise healthy and is not significantly bothered by the pain, the tumor is treated symptomatically with anti-inflammatories. If this therapy fails or the location of the tumor could lead to growth disturbances, scoliosis, or osteoarthritis, surgical or percutaneous ablation may be considered.[10] If surgery is preferred, the individual may be referred to a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon to perform the procedure. Post-surgery therapy and strengthening may be needed, depending on the tumor location and health of the individual. While shown to be effective, surgical resection has many potential complications, including difficult intraoperative identification of the tumor, local recurrence from incomplete resection, and resection of weight bearing bone that can necessitate prolonged hospital stays and complicate recovery.[11]. Recently, CT guided radiofrequency ...
Clivus is also the site for chordoma (a rare malignant tumour.) The clivus is an important landmark for checking for anatomical ...
The chromosomal region on 6q27 containing the brachyury gene was gained in 6 of 21 chordomas (29%), and none of the 21 ... Homeobox protein NANOG POU5F1 SOX2 MIXL1 GSC EOMES Transcription factors Gene regulatory network Bioinformatics Chordoma GRCh38 ... Furthermore, germ line duplication of brachyury confers major susceptibility to chordoma. ... is a novel biomarker for chordomas". J. Pathol. 209 (2): 157-65. doi:10.1002/path.1969. PMID 16538613. Du R, Wu S, Lv H, et al ...
Kasantikul V, Shuangshoti S (May 1989). "Positivity to glial fibrillary acidic protein in bone, cartilage, and chordoma". ...
Chordoma. I. *List of ICD-10 codes. *List of ICD-9 codes ...
1999). ": Proton radiation therapy for chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the skull base". J. Neurosurg. 91: 432-439. doi:10.3171 ... These include, among others, uveal melanoma (ocular tumors), skull base and paraspinal tumors (chondrosarcoma and chordoma), ...
Younessi had survived four bouts of cancer since an initial diagnosis of malignant chordoma in 2009. "EWP: Catalog & Student ...
Virchow was the first to describe and christen diseases such as leukemia, chordoma, ochronosis, embolism, and thrombosis. He ... Hirsch, Edwin F (1923). "Sacrococcygeal Chordoma". JAMA. 80 (19): 1369-70. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640460019007.. ... Lopes, Ademar; Rossi, Benedito Mauro; Silveira, Claudio Regis Sampaio; Alves, Antonio Correa (1996). "Chordoma: retrospective ... he was the first to describe a type of tumour called chordoma that originated from the clivus (at the base of the skull).[37][ ...
PMID 18580797 Fraser JF, Nyquist GG, Moore N., Anand VK, Schwartz TH; Endoscopic endonasal transclival resection of chordomas: ...
Techniques such as endoscopic endonasal surgery are used in pituitary tumors, craniopharyngiomas, chordomas, and the repair of ...
This approach is used to remove chordomas, chondrosarcoma, inflammatory lesions of the clivus, or metastasis in the cervical ... and clival chordomas (CHO). They looked at gross total resection and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, neurological death, post- ...
Tennis announced in his column of November 19, 2009, that he has been diagnosed with a chordoma, a rare malignant tumor that ...
... humero-metacarpal type Chordoma Chorea acanthocytosis Chorea familial benign Chorea minor Chorea Choreoacanthocytosis ...
... chordoma MeSH C04.557.465.280 --- dermoid cyst MeSH C04.557.465.330 --- germinoma MeSH C04.557.465.330.300 --- dysgerminoma ...
... linked to Hepatocellular carcinoma and Chordoma (6q27) TAAR1: trace amine associated receptor 1 (6q23.1) TAAR2: trace amine ... DQB1 X-linked sideroblastic anemia Epilepsy Guillain Barre Syndrome Chordoma Hepatocellular carcinoma G-banding ideograms of ...
... rhabdomyosarcoma Chordoma Nasopharyngeal cyst Pyogenic granuloma Treatment for Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is primarily ...
... familial chordoma, Cowden syndrome, dysplastic nevus syndrome with familial melanoma, familial adenomatous polyposis, ...
M9365/3 Askin Tumor M9370/3 Chordoma, NOS M9371/3 Chondroid chordoma M9372/3 Dedifferentiated chorcoma M9373/0 Parachordoma ...
... reportedly a chordoma, at the base of his skull that was pressing on the optic nerve. After it was partially removed in a 12- ...
... chordoma - chorioallantoic membrane - choriocarcinoma - choroid plexus tumor - CHPP - chronic granulocytic leukemia - chronic ...
Carcinoid tumor Chordoma Choriocarcinoma Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) Epithelioid sarcoma Follicular dendritic ...
Chondroid lipoma Chordoma Classic Kaposi sarcoma Collagenous fibroma (desmoplastic fibroblastoma) Composite ...
In addition, information on other primary bone cancers such as chondrosarcoma, chordoma, spindle cell sarcomas, angiosarcoma ...
Nasal carcinomas Chordomas Chondosarcomas Glomus Skull base tumors can be treated in a variety of ways including surgery, ...
Techniques such as endoscopic endonasal surgery are used in pituitary tumors, craniopharyngiomas, chordomas, and the repair of ...
The following list includes types of primary bone cancer: Osteosarcoma Chondrosarcoma Ewing's Sarcoma Adamantinomas Chordomas ...
Chordoma is a rare type of primary bone cancer. It can develop in the bones of the spine or the bottom of the skull. It is ... What is chordoma?. Chordoma is a type of sarcoma. Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the supporting tissues of the body ... Causes of chordoma. The exact cause of chordoma is not known. Research into possible causes is happening to find out more about ... Treatment of chordoma. Chordomas are rare, so they are treated by a team of doctors and other healthcare professionals at a ...
Chondroid chordomas histologically show features of both chordoma and chondrosarcoma. Chordomas can arise from bone in the ... Chordoma Foundation - organization working to improve the lives of chordoma patients and lead the search for a cure Images of ... Chordomas are relatively radioresistant, requiring high doses of radiation to be controlled. The proximity of chordomas to ... In one study, the 10-year tumor free survival rate for sacral chordoma was 46%. Chondroid chordomas appear to have a more ...
XIV: Chordomas. Cancer 1986; 57:784.. *Harbour JW, Lawton MT, Criscuolo GR, et al. Clivus chordoma: a report of 12 recent cases ... Skull base chordomas. Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2011; 44:1155.. *Catton C, OSullivan B, Bell R, et al. Chordoma: long-term ... Chordoma and chondrosarcoma arising in the skull base will be reviewed here. Topics discussed elsewhere include:. ●Chordomas ... Chordoma and chondrosarcoma of the skull base. Author. Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA. Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA ...
What is Chordoma?. Chordoma is a rare malignant bone tumor. A group of cells known as the notochord come together during the ... Chordoma can occur in children but it is more common in adults. Approximately 300 new cases of chordoma are diagnosed in the US ... Current Chordoma Clinical Trials. *Hypoxia-PET and IMPT/Dose Painting in Patients with Chordomas. A Pilot Study. ... Chordoma Surgery. The primary treatment for chordoma is the complete surgical removal of the tumor. To ensure the best outcome ...
Facts about skull base chordoma. Chordomas are rare cancers. Anyone can develop a chordoma at any age. But they are more common ... Skull base chordomas are divided into 3 types:. * Conventional. This is the most common type of chordoma. It is sometimes ... Skull Base Chordoma. A chordoma is a form of bone cancer that can occur anywhere along the length of the spine, from the base ... Managing skull base chordomas. A skull base chordoma is a cancerous (malignant) and possibly life-threatening tumor. People ...
After chordoma treatment: Anger over my new normal. I made it through two 10-plus-hour surgeries. After the second surgery, ... When I was diagnosed with chordoma in my C2 vertebrae, my first reaction was This is a mistake, I cant have cancer. The x- ... I began to work on my new post-chordoma normal, spending more time at the gym. Working out as best I could and walking helped ... and another in which my jaw would be split and mouth opened wide enough to retrieve the rest of the chordoma. ...
... and the Chordoma Foundation collaborated to host the first childhood, teen, and young adult Chordoma Clinic at NIH from April ... The clinic aimed to share knowledge and to collect data for research on chordoma affecting young people. ... Fernandess son was diagnosed with chordoma in 2010. After a long journey with chordoma, he is now cancer free. Mr. Fernandes ... In addition to bringing chordoma patients together with experts, the Chordoma Clinic gave patients and families the chance to ...
Specific mutations in PI3 kinase signaling genes have been discovered in chordoma, a rare bone cancer with the help of genomic ... Chordoma: Rare Spine Cancer. Chordoma is a rare type of bone cancer that affects the spine anywhere from the base of the skull ... Whole genome sequencing was used for the first time to gain a better understanding of the biology underlying chordoma. Chordoma ... The findings provide a resource for chordoma research in the future and have opened up three ways of targeting chordoma. * ...
Chordomas are rare tumors of the remnant of the primitive notochord, which normally differentiates during fetal development ... About Chordomas Tumors Overview * Chordomas are rare tumors of the remnant of the primitive notochord, which normally ... Chordomas occur most commonly in the lower spine and in the skull base area. Approximately 40 percent of chordomas arisewithin ... Because chordomas invade the bone and covering of the skull base, complete surgical removal is difficult and continued tumor ...
There are maybe 300 chordoma cases a year in the United States. About 60 percent of chordomas occur in the sacrum, about 25 ... "Biopsy misadventures that can occur in tumors in general and in chordomas in general are very important. Any time a chordoma is ... Home , April 25th, 2013 - Volume 35 - Issue 8 , New Guidelines from NCCN for Chordoma & Giant Cell Bone Tumo... ... "The best chance we have to cure a chordoma is the first surgery that is performed in a center with experience with these tumors ...
QUILT 3.091 Chordoma Vaccine: Phase 1B/2 NANT Chordoma Vaccine vs Radiation in Subjects with Unresectable Chordoma. ... QUILT-3.091 NANT Chordoma Vaccine vs Radiation in Subjects With Unresectable Chordoma.. The safety and scientific validity of ... QUILT-3.091 NANT Chordoma Vaccine: A Randomized Phase 1b/2 Trial of the NANT Chordoma Vaccine vs. Radiation in Subjects With ... Chordoma Vaccine: A randomized phase 1b/2 trial of the NANT chordoma vaccine vs. radiation in subjects with unresectable ...
WRIGHT AS HE BATTLES WITH A RARE AND AGGRESSIVE CHORDOMA TUMOUR/CANCER. A NEW DIAGNOSIS, A NEW HOPE!! . Support this JustGiving ... Chordoma is a rare primary bone cancer. The bones involved are those at the base of the skull, the vertebrae and the coccyx at ... There are only a handful of centres globally who have the expertise to treat Chordoma Cancer. It is very likely that Drew and ... However, after weeks of testing, doctors have now discovered that it is in fact a Chordoma Tumour, which is even rarer and ...
Parapharyngeal chordoma: A diagnostic challenge and potential mimic of pleomorphic adenoma on fine-needle aspiration cytology. ... Chordomas are rare tumors that are usually located in the sacrococcygeal and sphenooccipital region. Their cytologic diagnosis ... A review of the FNA cytologic features of this case of chordoma and of 17 consecutive cases of pleomorphic adenoma found that ... However, chordomas may pose difficult diagnostic challenges when encountered in unusual locations, such as the parapharyngeal ...
... four-level subaxial cervical chordoma that demonstrated significant extraspinal extension into the anterior soft tissues of the ... Clival Chordoma: Endoscopic Bilateral Transmaxillary Approach. We present a case of a large clival chordoma in a 54-year-old ... The preliminary results of proton and carbon ion therapy for chordoma and chondrosarcoma of the skull base and cervical spine ... Inhibition Of Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 Beta Suppresses The Growth And Survival Of Skull Base Chordoma Cells By Downregulating ...
Pedicled rhinotomy for clival chordomas invaginating the brainstem ... Clival chordomas in children. Acta Neurologica 2(2): 121-127, 1980. Chordomas of the clival region. Contemporary Neurosurgery ... Pedicled rhinotomy for clival chordomas invaginating the brainstem. Pedicled rhinotomy for clival chordomas invaginating the ... Transfacial approach, pedicled rhinotomy for a clival chordoma: a technical report. Turkish Neurosurgery 21(1): 86-89, 2011 ...
Chordomas are rare, malignant tumors arising in the spine but which can spread elsewhere. Most are large when first discovered ... Chordoma diplopia. Chordomas are rare, malignant tumors arising in the spine but which can spread elsewhere. Most are large ... is the most common early symptom of chordoma. ...
Chordoma is a rare slow-growing neoplasm that arises from primitive notochordal remnants with a high rate of recurrence. It can ... Lumbar spine chordoma in adolescent: Case report.. Chordoma is a rare slow-growing neoplasm that arises from primitive ... Chordoma involving lumbar spine are rare, approximately 6% of spinal chordomas originate in the lumbar vertebrae. Prognosis is ...
However, en bloc excision is not universally feasible for all patients with chordoma. Surgical resection of chordoma is often ... such as chordomas.22 The remaining 3 of 11 patients with chordomas had pretreatment time-signal intensity curves that " ... Sacrococcygeal chordoma: MR imaging in 30 patients. Skeletal Radiol 2005;34:87-94 doi:10.1007/s00256-004-0840-4 pmid:15480648. ... Chordoma: current concepts, management, and future directions. Lancet Oncol 2012;13:e69-76 doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(11)70337-0 ...
A chordoma is a rare type of cancerous tumor that can occur anywhere along the spine, from the base of the skull to the ... A chordoma at the base of the skull (occipital chordoma) may lead to double vision (diplopia) and headaches. A chordoma that ... Chordomas typically occur in adults between ages 40 and 70. About 5 percent of chordomas are diagnosed in children. For reasons ... Chordomas are rare, occurring in approximately 1 per million individuals each year. Chordomas comprise fewer than 1 percent of ...
Chordoma treatments include proton beam radiation therapy and surgery. ... Chordoma is a rare type of bone cancer that occurs in the spine. ... Chordoma. A chordoma is a rare cancerous (malignant) primary ... A chordoma is found in men twice as often as in women, with most tumors occurring between ages 50 and 70, although can be seen ... Chordoma treatment depends on the size and its location as well as whether it has invaded nerves or other tissue. Options may ...
Alcohol-induced pain in chordoma.. Br Med J 1973; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5878.478 (Published 01 September 1973) ...
Chordoma is a rare cancer that affects bones in the spine and skull. WebMD explains what causes this cancer, and why it can be ... American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Chordoma.". Chordoma Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions," "Understanding ... Chordoma is a kind of cancer that grows in the bones of your skull and spine. Its very rare. Only 1 out of every 1 million ... Chordomas can form anywhere in your back, neck, or skull. Many grow in the bottom of your spine or at the base of your skull. ...
Chordoma relevance *potential impact on chordoma Multiple applications/multiple sources of funding It is understood that ... The Chordoma Foundation is an international nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of those affected by chordoma ... including 14 chordoma cell lines and 6 xenograft models. In addition, for projects requiring in vivo drug testing, the Chordoma ... called chordoma. As a result of a fundraising partnership with the Chordoma Foundation and generous donors, there is funding ...
In extensive chordomas, the tumor can invade the ventral aspect of the jugular foramen, which is located at the infero-lateral ... The jugular tubercle is part of the inferior segment of the clivus and it is often invaded by chordoma. Its deep and lateral ... Skull base chordomas often invade the upper segment of the clivus, formed by the dorsum sella and posterior clinoids. Surgical ... The sixth cranial nerve, or abducens nerve, is often compressed by a growing chordoma at the level of the petrous apex, causing ...
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Background and etiopathology Chordoma is a relatively rare malignant midline tumor arising in the axial skeleton, primarily at ... encoded search term (Chordoma in Orthopedic Surgery) and Chordoma in Orthopedic Surgery What to Read Next on Medscape. Related ... Chondroid chordoma--a variant of chordoma. A morphologic and immunohistochemical study. Am J Clin Pathol. 1994 Jan. 101(1):36- ... Chondroid chordoma. A hyalinized chordoma without cartilaginous differentiation. Am J Clin Pathol. 1995 Mar. 103(3):271-9. [ ...
Chordoma. Characteristics. *Rare and low grade. *Occurs at the sacrum, near the lower tip of the spine, or at the base of the ... Chordomas at the base of the skull can be difficult to remove. Surgical resection may be possible if the tumor is located in ...
Childhood Chordoma Treatment. Incidence. Chordoma is a very rare tumor of bone that arises from remnants of the notochord ... Differential diagnosis is sometimes difficult and includes dedifferentiated chordoma and chondrosarcoma. Childhood chordoma has ... Most of the patients had the histologically classical form of chordoma (45.5%), and the chordomas were mostly located at the ... Childhood Chordoma Treatment (PDQ®) (Patients) Rare Cancers of Childhood Treatment (PDQ®) (Health professionals) Rare Cancers ...
Our researchers are devising new approaches to study genomic changes in chordoma, to understand chordoma origins and ... provide a personalized and compassionate approach to caring for chordoma patients. Surgery for skull base chordomas has a steep ... The Stanford Chordoma Program is aimed at the integration of care and is led by world-renowned experts in open skull base ... Our chordoma experts are also researchers in the field, using the latest technologies to discover the most effective, less ...
Chordoma is a rare type of bone cancer. It occurs in the skull base or spine. Researchers want to study people with chordoma in ... Chordomas are a rare tumor with an incidence of 325 new cases per year in the United States. Pediatric chordomas are very rare ... In addition, there are no FDA approved medical therapies for chordoma.. *The natural history of pediatric and adult chordoma is ... Children and Adults With Chordoma. The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor ...
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... Not all benign tumors are harmless. Located on the clivus (right between the front of the brainstem and the bottom- ... Some characteristics of chordomas: Usually occur in patients that are greater than 30 years old. 60 percent affect men. Over 50 ...
... were expanded as the UM-Chor1 chordoma cell line. ... Chordoma is a rare slow growing tumor type, and UM-Chor1 is a ... The Chordoma Foundation can offer financial assistance for the purchase of this cell line. Please contact [email protected]chordoma.org ... It exhibits chordoma-like characteristics and has molecular, genetic, and morphological features typical of chordoma. This cell ... This rare chordoma cell line can be a useful tool for studying the diversity of primary tumors of the spinal chord. ...
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Market Scenario Chordoma is a rare type of primary bone cancer that is typically malignant in nature. This type of tumor occurs ... The surgery segment is further classified into radical resections, sacral chordoma, spinal chordoma, skull base chordoma, and ... Chordoma Disease Definition, Symptoms and Treatments Review 2018-2023. June 6th, 2018 Market Research Future Releases ... Chordoma is a rare type of primary bone cancer that is typically malignant in nature. This type of tumor occurs mostly at the ...
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Conventional chordoma: The most common histological subtype of chordoma, also called classic chordoma. It is composed of a ... These chordomas are called extra-osseous (outside the bone) chordomas.. Prognosis: A term used for a doctors prediction of how ... Chordomas that form in this area are called clival chordomas.. Coccyx: The final segment of the human vertebral column, ... Chondroid chordomas behave the same and are treated the same as conventional chordomas. ...
Nearly all chordomas tested express at least one of the FGFRs, and a third express all four.8 Chordoma cell lines U-CH1, U-CH2 ... 2019 Chordoma Foundation. All Rights Reserved. Web & WordPress Help by WP Website Help The Chordoma Foundation is a 501(c)(3) ... FGFR in Chordoma. It has been established that brachyury, of known importance in the biology of chordoma, is regulated by FGFR ... Chordoma characterization of significant changes of the DNA methylation pattern. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e56609. [PubMed] ...
Two years after her chordoma diagnosis, Suzanne Mesa is still coping with the impact that the the spine tumor has had on her ... Two years after her chordoma diagnosis, Suzanne Mesa is still coping with the impact that the the spine tumor has had on her ... My chordoma. After additional testing at MD Anderson, I learned my spine tumor was a chordoma, a very rare type of bone cancer ... Surgery is usually the first treatment recommended for chordoma, and that was true for me, too. Because my case was complex, I ...
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  • Chordomas arising in the sacrum or elsewhere along the spinal cord (see 'Spinal cord tumors' ). (uptodate.com)
  • Chordomas are rare tumors of the remnant of the primitive notochord, which normally differentiates during fetal development into an elastic, pulpy mass within the cartilage between the spinal disks. (uclahealth.org)
  • Approximately 40 percent of chordomas arisewithin the skull base, and 0.1 percent of intracranial tumors are chordomas. (uclahealth.org)
  • Chordomas are rare, malignant tumors arising in the spine but which can spread elsewhere. (healthtap.com)
  • These tumors are typically resistant to conventional chemotherapy, and to date there are no FDA-approved agents to treat chordoma. (elsevier.com)
  • Background: Skull base chordomas are rare tumors arising from notochord. (elsevier.com)
  • Chordomas is traaggroeiende, nog agressieve en levensgevaarlijke tumors die zich in de wervelorganismen van de stekel, sacrum en de basis van de schedel vormen. (news-medical.net)
  • Het brachyury gen, of T, zijn sinds enige tijd gekend om een rol in chordoma te spelen maar gebruikte het team voor het eerst het genomic rangschikken om aan te tonen dat slechts één extra exemplaar van het gen van T schijnt om deze tumors te drijven. (news-medical.net)
  • Dr. Sam Behjati, gezamenlijke eerste auteur van het Instituut van Sanger van het Vertrouwen Wellcome, zei: „Door DNA van de tumors te rangschikken, krijgen wij een veel duidelijkere mening van de genetische veranderingen die chordoma drijven. (news-medical.net)
  • A rare form of cancer, chordomas are among the most difficult tumors to treat, requiring highly specialized training and surgical expertise. (bwhclinicalandresearchnews.org)
  • Chondroid chordomas histologically show features of both chordoma and chondrosarcoma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chordoma and chondrosarcoma arising in the skull base will be reviewed here. (uptodate.com)
  • It is common for a chordoma to be confused with (misdiagnosed as) another type of bone tumor called a chondrosarcoma. (rochester.edu)
  • To evaluate the short-term outcomes in terms of tumor control and toxicity of patients with skull base or cervical spine chordoma and chondrosarcoma treated with intensity-modulated proton or carbon-ion radiat. (medworm.com)
  • Methods and Materials: This was a retrospective analysis of a cohort of 66 patients treated for skull base chordoma, chondrosarcoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, or sinonasal malignancies between 2005 and 2012, who had at least 6 months of clinical and radiographic follow-up. (osti.gov)
  • We developed space-making particle therapy with surgical spacer placement and treated sacral chordoma using Gore-Tex sheets as the spacer. (medworm.com)
  • Even though carbon ions treatment (CIRT) of sacral chordoma (SC) substantially reduces tumor mass, tumor remnants are observed in most patients. (europeanreview.org)
  • Between January 2013 and December 2016 18 patients, 12 males and 6 females, with histological confirmation of sacral chordoma, underwent CIRT. (europeanreview.org)
  • Primary tumor from a sacral chordoma was xenografted into NOD/SCID/IL-2R y-null mice. (elsevier.com)
  • Chordomas can arise from bone in the skull base and anywhere along the spine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chordoma is a type of bone sarcoma that can develop in the bones of the spine or the bones at the bottom of the skull. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • A chordoma is a form of bone cancer that can occur anywhere along the length of the spine, from the base of the skull to the lower back. (rochester.edu)
  • When it occurs at the base of the skull, it is known as skull base chordoma. (rochester.edu)
  • If you have a skull base chordoma, the most common symptoms that you will experience are related to pain or changes in nerve function. (rochester.edu)
  • Methods typically used to diagnose cancer will be used to identify a skull base chordoma. (rochester.edu)
  • The primary treatment for a skull base chordoma is surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. (rochester.edu)
  • Chemotherapy typically doesn't work well in treating a skull base chordoma. (rochester.edu)
  • Skull base chordomas are rare disorders. (rochester.edu)
  • A skull base chordoma is a cancerous (malignant) and possibly life-threatening tumor. (rochester.edu)
  • But it is best to address possible end-of-life issues as part of a skull base chordoma management plan. (rochester.edu)
  • Chordoma is a rare type of cancer that grows in the bones at the base of the skull and spine. (cancer.gov)
  • Chordomas occur most commonly in the lower spine and in the skull base area. (uclahealth.org)
  • Because chordomas invade the bone and covering of the skull base, complete surgical removal is difficult and continued tumor growth is common. (uclahealth.org)
  • Conclusions: The short time period between radiation therapy and dedifferentiation, low dose of photons, and rarity of dedifferentiated skull base chordomas in pediatric patients should alert clinicians to the possibility of chordoma dedifferentiation after proton beam therapy. (elsevier.com)
  • Methods: Ceramides were extracted and evaluated by liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry in a cohort of patients with a skull base chordoma. (elsevier.com)
  • Conclusion: Our lipid analysis showed ceramides to be promising tumoral biomarkers in skull base chordomas. (elsevier.com)
  • A thorough discussion covers diagnostic radiological and radionuclide imaging such as MRI, PET, SPECT, PET-CT, and PET-MRI, and clinical traits of skull base and spinal chordomas as defined by imaging modalities. (bwhclinicalandresearchnews.org)
  • Chordoma involving lumbar spine are rare, approximately 6% of spinal chordomas originate in the lumbar vertebrae. (alliedacademies.org)
  • Chondroid chordomas appear to have a more indolent clinical course. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are no drugs currently approved to treat chordoma, however a clinical trial conducted in Italy using the PDGFR inhibitor Imatinib demonstrated a modest response in some chordoma patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Collect data for basic and clinical research on chordoma affecting young people. (cancer.gov)
  • A patient enrolled in a clinical trial (NCT02802969) with suspicion of chordoma underwent an [18F]FAZA PET/CT, a radiolabeled nitroimidazole analog of hypoxia PET imaging. (medworm.com)
  • In four of these families duplication of the brachyury gene was found to be responsible for causing chordoma. (wikipedia.org)
  • As noted above germline duplication of brachyury has been identified as a major susceptibility mechanism in several chordoma families. (wikipedia.org)
  • El gen brachyury, o T, se ha sabido por algún tiempo para desempeñar un papel en chordoma pero por primera vez la secuencia genomic usada las personas para demostrar que solamente una copia adicional del gen de T parece impulsar estos tumores. (news-medical.net)
  • Clival chordomas are frequently midline lesions whose posterior growth may breach the dura and invaginate the brainstem. (eurekamag.com)
  • Ten clival chordomas in adult patients were surgically removed via a pedicled rhinotomy approach. (eurekamag.com)
  • Pedicled rhinotomy provides excellent shallow-field exposure of midline clival chordomas and permits relief of brainstem compression and the postoperative administration of potentially curative proton beam irradiation. (eurekamag.com)
  • The type of surgery you have and your recovery will depend on the size and location of the chordoma. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Case presentation: We report a case of an 8-year-old white girl who presented with conventional chordoma, was treated with surgical resection and mixed proton and photon beam therapy, and had a recurrence in the resection cavity 2.5 years later with dedifferentiated morphology. (elsevier.com)
  • Subsequent chapters explore decision making including selecting the most optimal techniques, surgical procedures, specialized topics and new horizons in chordoma treatment. (bwhclinicalandresearchnews.org)
  • There are three histological variants of chordoma: classical (or "conventional"), chondroid and dedifferentiated. (wikipedia.org)
  • The motivation for using [18F]FAZA pharmacokinetic imaging was to compare this profile with histologically confirmed cases of chordoma. (medworm.com)
  • In our series, during the follow-up, the FDG-PET was able to promptly detect an increased uptake in the case which later was histologically defined as dedifferentiated chordoma. (europeanreview.org)
  • Chordomas are relatively radioresistant, requiring high doses of radiation to be controlled. (wikipedia.org)
  • The proximity of chordomas to vital neurological structures such as the brain stem and nerves limits the dose of radiation that can safely be delivered. (wikipedia.org)
  • QUILT-3.091 NANT Chordoma Vaccine vs Radiation in Subjects With Unresectable Chordoma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • QUILT 3.091 Chordoma Vaccine: Phase 1B/2 NANT Chordoma Vaccine vs Radiation in Subjects with Unresectable Chordoma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Chordoma Vaccine: A randomized phase 1b/2 trial of the NANT chordoma vaccine vs. radiation in subjects with unresectable chordoma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • In 2015 the first consensus guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chordoma were published in the Lancet Oncology. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sphingolipids analysis is a promising approach in molecular oncology, and it has never been applied in chordomas. (elsevier.com)
  • In de grootste genomicastudie van chordoma tot op heden, die vandaag (12 Oktober) wordt gepubliceerd in de Mededelingen van de Aard , tonen de wetenschappers aan dat een groep chordomapatiënten veranderingen in genen die het doel van bestaande drugs zijn heeft, dat als PI3K inhibitors wordt bekend. (news-medical.net)
  • Het team bestudeerde chordomatumors van 104 patiënten en vond dat 16 percent van de tumorsteekproeven genetische veranderingen, of veranderingen, in PI3K signalerende genen had. (news-medical.net)
  • Deze genen zijn het doel van bestaande drugs, dat als PI3K inhibitors wordt bekend, die worden gebruikt om vele kanker, met inbegrip van borstkanker, longkanker en lymphoma te behandelen, maar voor chordoma nog niet overwogen. (news-medical.net)
  • En el estudio más grande de la genómica del chordoma hasta la fecha, publicado hoy (12 de octubre) en Comunicaciones de la Naturaleza , los científicos muestran que un grupo de pacientes del chordoma tiene mutaciones en los genes que son la meta de drogas existentes, conocidos como inhibidores de PI3K. (news-medical.net)
  • Los Investigadores sugieren una juicio clínica de los inhibidores de PI3K para este grupo determinado de los pacientes del chordoma, que podrían beneficiarse de tratamientos existentes. (news-medical.net)
  • Las personas estudiaron tumores del chordoma a partir de 104 pacientes y encontraron que el 16 por ciento de las muestras del tumor tenía cambios genéticos, o las mutaciones, en genes de la transmisión de señales de PI3K. (news-medical.net)
  • Estos genes son la meta de drogas existentes, conocida como inhibidores de PI3K, que se están utilizando para tratar muchos cánceres, incluyendo cáncer de pecho, cáncer de pulmón y linfoma, pero todavía no se han considerado para el chordoma. (news-medical.net)
  • Hemos mostrado que un grupo determinado de pacientes del chordoma podría ser tratado con los inhibidores de PI3K, sobre la base de sus mutaciones. (news-medical.net)
  • Het team ontdekte ook een nieuw kankergen dat voor chordoma specifiek is, die als LYST wordt bekend, die niet in een andere kanker is gevonden. (news-medical.net)
  • Las personas también descubrieron un nuevo gen del cáncer que es específico al chordoma, conocido como LYST, que no se ha encontrado en ningún otro cáncer. (news-medical.net)
  • We report the case of an adolescent patient with a chordoma extending posteriorly to the brainstem and anteriorly to the nasopharynx and managed by the combination of resection using a maxillomandibular swing approach and the use of a neurosurgical ultrasonic aspirator. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Here we present the case of an adolescent patient with a large clival chordoma with resection using a maxillomandibular swing approach and ultrasonic aspirator. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Although generally slow-growing, chordomas present resection challenges due to their proximity to critical structures including the spinal cord, brainstem, nerves and arteries. (bwhclinicalandresearchnews.org)
  • Josh Sommer, een overlevende van chordoma en de Uitvoerende Directeur van de Chordoma Stichting, de V.S., zeiden: „Deze bevindingen vertegenwoordigen een belangrijke stap voorwaarts in het begrip van de onderliggende oorzaken van chordoma, en verstrekken hoop dat de betere behandelingen spoedig voor sommige patiënten kunnen beschikbaar zijn. (news-medical.net)
  • Josh Sommer, sobreviviente del chordoma y Director Ejecutivo del Asiento de Chordoma, los E.E.U.U., dijo: "Estas conclusión representan un paso de progresión importante hacia adelante en la comprensión de las causas subyacentes del chordoma, y proporcionan a esperanza que mejores tratamientos pueden pronto estar disponibles para algunos pacientes. (news-medical.net)
  • While most people with chordoma have no other family members with the disease, rare occurrences of multiple cases within families have been documented. (wikipedia.org)
  • This serially transplantable chordoma xenograft is thus a practical model to study chordomas and perform in vivo preclinical drug testing. (elsevier.com)
  • Chordomas are rare cancers. (rochester.edu)
  • The success of the Chordoma Clinic shows the need for patients, doctors, and advocates to work together on rare cancers. (cancer.gov)
  • There are only a handful of centres globally who have the expertise to treat Chordoma Cancer. (justgiving.com)
  • This suggests that some people may be genetically predisposed to develop chordoma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Your cancer doctor may arrange some of the following tests to diagnose chordoma. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Because genetic or hereditary risk factors for chordoma may exist, scientists at the National Cancer Institute are conducting a Familial Chordoma Study to search for genes involved in the development of this tumor. (wikipedia.org)
  • When I was diagnosed with chordoma in my C2 vertebrae, my first reaction was 'This is a mistake, I can't have cancer. (mdanderson.org)
  • MyPART worked with the Center for Cancer Research staff and the Chordoma Foundation to host the first childhood, teen, and young adult Chordoma Clinic at NIH on April 16th - 18th, 2019. (cancer.gov)
  • After a long journey with chordoma, he is now cancer free. (cancer.gov)
  • Chordoma is a rare slow-growing neoplasm that arises from primitive notochordal remnants with a high rate of recurrence. (alliedacademies.org)
  • In the United States, the annual incidence of chordoma is approximately 1 in one million (300 new patients each year). (wikipedia.org)
  • Expert Recommendations for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chordoma is a handbook produced by the Chordoma Foundation, which summarizes recommendations developed by a group of over 40 leading doctors who specialize in caring for chordoma patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bring together young chordoma patients with expert doctors and patient advocates. (cancer.gov)
  • The Chordoma Foundation helped find patients who could gain the most from the clinic. (cancer.gov)
  • For patients and their families, the Chordoma Clinic was a chance to meet with the "dream team" of doctors, as parent Mr. Frank Fernandes called them. (cancer.gov)
  • Patient advocacy groups like the Chordoma Foundation can help patients find the advocates they need quickly. (cancer.gov)
  • In addition to bringing chordoma patients together with experts, the Chordoma Clinic gave patients and families the chance to meet and bond with each other. (cancer.gov)
  • For most patients, this was the first time they had met someone else with chordoma. (cancer.gov)
  • In this way, the Chordoma Clinic helped provide emotional support as well as medical support for patients and their families. (cancer.gov)
  • We thank the patients, families, and advocates who joined us at the inaugural Chordoma Clinic. (cancer.gov)
  • The patient's images showed a different tumor profile compared to those observed in other hypoxic or nonhypoxic chordoma patients. (medworm.com)
  • To avoid this problem, the authors performed pedicled rhinotomy to resect chordomas in 10 patients. (eurekamag.com)
  • One of these 2 patients turned into a dedifferentiated chordoma. (europeanreview.org)
  • D'autre part, l'atlas de résécabilité fonctionnelle - construit à partir des résidus postopératoires de séries de patients opérés dans des centres de références et ayant pour but de pouvoir estimer objectivement si la tumeur d'un patient est opérable ou non - fournit un outil privilégié pour homogénéiser les stratégies de prise en charge entre différentes institutions. (neurochirurgie-lariboisiere.com)
  • The treatment may be used to cure the chordoma or to control it. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Outcomes from chordoma treatment have improved in recent decades. (rochester.edu)
  • Whilst Chordomas are generally slow growing they tend to recur after treatment. (justgiving.com)
  • Through visual imaging and quantification of blood and tumor time-activity curves, we excluded the hypothesis that it was a chordoma, diagnosing a paraganglioma. (medworm.com)
  • Chordomas in children and adolescents are rarer and carry a worse prognosis. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The histological appearance of classical chordoma is of a lobulated tumor composed of groups of cells separated by fibrous septa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Background: Chordoma is a rare invasive bone tumor that may occur anywhere along the neuraxis. (elsevier.com)
  • The main treatments for chordoma are surgery and radiotherapy. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Le service dispose d'une association pour la recherche en neurochirurgie et chirurgie de la base du crâne, destinée à soutenir nos activités de recherche et d'enseignement ainsi que notre laboratoire de Neurochirurgie expérimentale et de chirurgie de la base du crâne . (neurochirurgie-lariboisiere.com)
  • Chordomas es los tumores de crecimiento lento, con todo agresivos y peligrosos para la vida que forman en los cuerpos vertebrales de la espina dorsal, del sacro y de la base del cráneo. (news-medical.net)
  • The dedifferentiated form of chordoma is more aggressive. (rochester.edu)
  • This type of chordoma has about the same outlook as conventional chordomas. (rochester.edu)