A brief review of skull base chordomas

Authors

  • Syeda Kubra Kishwar Jafri Memon Medical Institute Hospital, Karachi
  • Ahsan Ali Khan Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Duarte Nuno Crispim Candido Hospital Santa Casa de Maceió, Brazil
  • Muhammad Shahzad Shamim Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.23-103

Abstract

Skull base chrodomas are slow growing neoplasms usually located along the midline. They display a locally invasive nature with possibilities of extracranial metastasis. Presentation is usually late and depends upon the location and extent of the tumour. Management aims at gross total resection via open microsurgical or endoscopic approach followed by adjuvant radiotherapy. Prognosis may be good for the classical and chondroid subtypes but remains poor for de-differentiated type.

Keywords: Chordoma, skull base, surgical management, radiotherapy.

Published

2023-11-28

How to Cite

Syeda Kubra Kishwar Jafri, Ahsan Ali Khan, Duarte Nuno Crispim Candido, & Muhammad Shahzad Shamim. (2023). A brief review of skull base chordomas. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 73(12), 2495–2498. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.23-103

Issue

Section

EVIDENCE BASED NEURO-ONCOLOGY

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