Sacral chordoma: management of a rare disease in a tertiary hospital.

  title={Sacral chordoma: management of a rare disease in a tertiary hospital.},
  author={Gada Housari and Mariana M Gonzalez and Purificaci{\'o}n Calero and Rafael Beni and Eduardo Lobo},
  journal={Clinical & translational oncology : official publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico},
  volume={15 4},
INTRODUCTION Chordoma is a rare malignant bone tumor. The outcome depends on the adequate surgical treatment with complete excision of the tumor with microscopic clear margins. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 13 cases of chordomas operated in our center between 1988 and 2009. RESULTS All cases were treated with wide excision. Inadequate margins were found in seven patients. There were complications in ten patients and long-term sequels in 11 patients. Nine had… CONTINUE READING