Paraspinal chordoma mimicking a neurofibroma: a rare but important radiological pitfall

@article{Kotnis2012ParaspinalCM,
  title={Paraspinal chordoma mimicking a neurofibroma: a rare but important radiological pitfall},
  author={Nikhil Kotnis and John R. Goepel},
  journal={Skeletal Radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={443-446}
}
We present an unusual case of a chordoma presenting as an extradural spinal tumour with extension through an expanded intervertebral foramen to form a large paraspinal mass. The magnetic resonance imaging appearances closely mimicked a neurofibroma; however, pre-operative biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of chordoma. This is, to our knowledge, the tenth reported case of chordoma presenting as a mass expanding the intervertebral foramen. Thus, while it is a rare form of chordoma, it can lead to a… CONTINUE READING

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