En bloc excisions of chordomas in the cervical spine: review of five consecutive cases with more than 4-year follow-up.

@article{Hsieh2011EnBE,
  title={En bloc excisions of chordomas in the cervical spine: review of five consecutive cases with more than 4-year follow-up.},
  author={Patrick C Hsieh and Gary L. Gallia and D. M. Sciubba and Mohamad Bydon and Rex A. W. Marco and Laurence D Rhines and Jean-Paul Wolinsky and Ziya L. Gokaslan},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 24},
  pages={
          E1581-7
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series of five consecutive patients. OBJECTIVE To determine the oncological outcomes and morbidity rates after en bloc excisions of cervical chordomas. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Studies have demonstrated that en bloc surgical excision of chordoma with negative margins results in improved local disease control and survival compared with intralesional resections. Chordomas arising from the cervical spine are rare and they present unique challenges for en bloc… CONTINUE READING
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