Spinal chordomas in infancy. Report of a case and analysis of the literature

E. Occhipinti, R. Mastrostefano, A. Pompili, C. M. Carapella, F. Caroli, A. Riccio

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Abstract

Chordomas are extremely rare among the spinal tumors in pediatric age. The sacrococcygeal region is the typical site of such a lesion. A case of spinal chordoma in a child 4 years old, at the T 12-L 1 level, is reported. The tumor was surgically removed and a local radiotherapy was performed, but 9 months later spreading of lung metastases was observed. The unusual site along the vertebral column and the metastatic potential of this tumor are discussed. The very few cases reported in the literature are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-206
Number of pages9
JournalChild's Brain
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Occhipinti, E., Mastrostefano, R., Pompili, A., Carapella, C. M., Caroli, F., & Riccio, A. (1981). Spinal chordomas in infancy. Report of a case and analysis of the literature. Child's Brain, 8(3), 198-206.