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Neck mass as a consequence of surgical implantation of cervical chordoma: A case report [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2018; 28(4): 192-197 | DOI: 10.5606/Tr-ENT.2018.40085

Neck mass as a consequence of surgical implantation of cervical chordoma: A case report

Zekiye Kabaş Uysal1, Bekir Tatar1, Demet Etit2, Yusuf Çağdaş Kumbul1
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Izmir Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Patology, Izmir Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

Chordoma is a rare primary malignant tumor of notochord origin along the craniospinal axis. Extranotochordal chordoma is extremely rare. These slow-growing but highly destructive tumors have worrisome local recurrence rates following successful primary treatment. Symptoms and findings are due to localization of the lesion. The primary treatment option is surgery because of weak chemotherapy and radiotherapy response. The size of surgical resection in these tumors has a major effect in ensuring disease-free surveillance. Recurrence throughout the surgical site is a rare form of treatment failure. A case of cervical chordoma diagnosis and chordoma recurrence on follow-up is presented in this study because of its rare clinical course.

Keywords: Chordoma, implantation; neck; surgery

Zekiye Kabaş Uysal, Bekir Tatar, Demet Etit, Yusuf Çağdaş Kumbul. Neck mass as a consequence of surgical implantation of cervical chordoma: A case report. Tr-ENT. 2018; 28(4): 192-197

Corresponding Author: Zekiye Kabaş Uysal, Türkiye
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