Thoracic chordoma in a patient with paraparesis and ivory vertebral body

Neurosurgery. 1985 Jan;16(1):100-2.


Chordoma arising in the thoracic region is uncommon. Its presentation roentgenographically as an ivory vertebra has not been previously reported. Such a case is described, and a brief review of the incidence and location of spinal chordomas is given.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Chordoma / complications
  • Chordoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myelography
  • Paraplegia / etiology*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / complications
  • Spinal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Thoracic Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed