[Dorsal vertebral chordoma with intrathoracic invasion. Surgical treatment of a case]

Neurochirurgie. 1986;32(1):86-9.
[Article in French]


A case of thoracic spinal chordoma extending into the postero-inferior mediastinal region is reported. This case was treated by sub-total surgical removal and subsequent radiotherapy. The radiologic features and the possible surgical treatment of this particular tumor with intrathoracic extension are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Chordoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Chordoma / pathology
  • Chordoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myelography
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Spinal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Spinal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Thoracic Vertebrae