"Intradural chordoma" or "giant ecchordosis physaliphora"? Report of two cases.

  title={"Intradural chordoma" or "giant ecchordosis physaliphora"? Report of two cases.},
  author={Jonathan T Wolfe and Bernd Walter Scheithauer},
  journal={Clinical neuropathology},
  volume={6 3},
Two completely intradural extraosseous tumors with the histologic appearance of chordoma or ecchordosis physaliphora caused symptoms and, in 1 case, ultimately the death of a 44-year-old man. The literature contains 5 similar cases, 2 of which were associated with intratumoral and subarachnoid hemorrhage. In view of the circumscribed nature of such tumors and their lack of osseous involvement, they lend themselves to surgical resection. These features may justify distinguishing "intradural… CONTINUE READING

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