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A Chordoma of the Thoracic Spine: A Case Report.
Jae Sung Park, Kyeong Sik Ryu, Ki Yeol Lee, Chun Kun Park
Departments of Neurosurgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. nsdoc35@catholic.ac.kr
A 52-year-old woman presented with a thoracic chordoma at T1-3 level as abnormal sensations on the trunk and low extremities and both legs weakness. Almost total resection was possible through posterolateral costotransversectomy. The patient could ambulate at 3 days after the operation without any sequelae. Histologic study revealed a malignant chordoma with no sarcomatous differentiation.
Keywords: Chordoma;Thoracic spine

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