Chordoma of the Cervical Spine in a Competition Athlete: Case Report and Long-term Follow Up

  title={Chordoma of the Cervical Spine in a Competition Athlete: Case Report and Long-term Follow Up},
  author={Marcelo Wajchenberg and Michel Kanas and D{\'e}lio Eul{\'a}lio Martins and Luciano Miller Reis Rodrigues and R. Garc{\'i}a and Eduardo Barros Puertas},
  journal={Journal of Spine},
Introduction: Chordoma is a rare type of low-grade malignant neoplasm that arised from the remnants of the embryonic notochord. Observed mainly in the clivus and sacrum but can occur anywhere along the spine. Several treatment approaches are described. Treatment outcomes are significantly influenced by the size and location of the tumor. Clinical presentation and follow up: We report a 19-year-old female professional athlete with a cervical chordoma, involving C2, C3 and C4 vertebrae with… 

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