Chordomas: diagnosis and management.

  title={Chordomas: diagnosis and management.},
  author={Constantine P. Karakousis and Jung Je Park and R S Fleminger and Michael Wayne Friedman},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={47 11},
Six patients with chordomas, five in the sacral and one in the craniocervical region, are reported along with review of the literature. Two of the patients treated with radiation for macroscopic tumor had palliation of their symptoms and an apparent prolongation of survival. Two other patients with sacral chordomas had resection of the gross tumor and radiation due to inadequate proximal margins. They both remain free of recurrence at 2.5 and 5 years, respectively, suggesting the potential… CONTINUE READING
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