Cervical chordoma masquerading as a thyroid neoplasm: a case report.

@article{Saqi2005CervicalCM,
  title={Cervical chordoma masquerading as a thyroid neoplasm: a case report.},
  author={Anjali Saqi and Virginia A. Livolsi and Susan J. Mandel and Zubair W Baloch},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={296-8}
}
Chordomas are rare neoplasms of notochord derivation that arise along the craniospinal axis. Their incidence along the cervical spine and close proximity to the thyroid can pose diagnostic pitfalls. We report a case of a paraspinal mass juxtaposed adjacent to the thyroid with intranuclear inclusions of papillary carcinoma, abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm of an oncocytic lesion, and pleomorphism of anaplastic carcinoma that expressed thyroglobulin and emulated a malignant thyroid neoplasm… CONTINUE READING
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