A case of jugular foramen chordoma with extension to the neck: CT and MR findings

Radiat Med. 2000 Jan-Feb;18(1):63-5.


We describe a case of jugular foramen chordoma with extracranial extension into the carotid, parapharyngeal, and perivertebral spaces through the jugular foramen. Although this type of extension is unusual, the differential diagnosis of head and neck tumors includes unusual extension of chordoma as well as extension of meningioma and neurinoma from the posterior skull base.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carotid Arteries
  • Chordoma / diagnosis*
  • Chordoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Jugular Veins
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Meningioma / diagnosis
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Neurilemmoma / diagnosis
  • Pharynx
  • Skull Base Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Skull Base Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Spine
  • Temporal Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Temporal Bone / pathology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*