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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol Oncol > Volume 17(1); 1999 > Article
The Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology 1999;17(1): 52-56.
Sacrococcygeal Chordomas with Wide spread Metastases: Report of Two Cases and Review of Literature
Hyun Suk Suh, Young Ju Shin, Mee Joo, Byung Jik Kim
1Department of Radiation Oncology, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Anatomical pathology, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Chordomas are rere tumors arising from the primitive notochord. The commonest affected segment is the sacrum and these chordomas frequently follow a progressive course eith multiple recurrences and metastases and eventual death due to tumor.This report describes two cases of sacrococygeal chordomas with widespread metastases treated by surgery and adjuvant radiation therapy.
Key Words: Chordoma, Sacrococcygeal, Metastases
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