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Case Report
4 (
Supp 1
); S95-S97
doi:
10.4103/0976-3147.116426

Chordoma of skull base presenting as nasopharyngeal mass

Department of Pathology, Pt B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India
Address for correspondence: Dr. Ashima Batra H. No. 901 Ward No. 22, Jhang Colony, Rohtak, Haryana India drashimabatra@gmail.com
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Abstract

ABSTRACT

While the nasopharynx is most commonly regarded by the otolaryngologist as a primary site of neoplastic involvement, it is also an avenue of spread of base?of?the?skull tumors presenting as bulging nasopharyngeal masses. Chordoma is a relatively rare tumor of the skull base and sacrum thought to originate from embryonic remnants of the notochord. Chordomas arising from the skull base/clivus are typically locally aggressive with lytic bone destruction. The optimal treatment may be photon/proton radiotherapy alone or combined with a gross total resection, when feasible. We report a case of intracranial chordoma presenting as nasopharyngeal mass.

Keywords

Chordoma
nasopharyngeal mass
skull base

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