Chordoma: a critical review of diagnosis and treatment

Orthop Clin North Am. 1989 Jul;20(3):417-26.


Chordomas have typical clinical, radiographic, and histologic presentations that must be understood by all orthopedists treating spinal or neoplastic disease. Improvements in imaging have enhanced early, accurate diagnosis and anatomic localization of tumors. Multimodality therapy with aggressive surgery and spinal cord-sparing radiation therapy can achieve good tumor control.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bone Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Bone Neoplasms* / therapy
  • Chordoma* / diagnosis
  • Chordoma* / therapy
  • Humans