Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 42, Issue 7, pp 878–880

Disseminated subarachnoid chordoma: long-term favorable follow-up of a pediatric patient

  • Seth Anderson
  • Yutaka Sato
  • Patricia Kirby
  • John M. Buatti
  • Arnold Menezes
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-011-2266-1

Cite this article as:
Anderson, S., Sato, Y., Kirby, P. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2012) 42: 878. doi:10.1007/s00247-011-2266-1

Abstract

We describe a case of extraosseous chordoma disseminated in the subarachnoid space with favorable long-term follow-up. During work-up of headaches in a 13-year-old girl, MRI revealed multiple cystic subarachnoid masses in the posterior fossa and spinal canal. She underwent posterior fossa craniectomy and was found to have multicentric subarachnoid chordomas with positive CSF cytology. Six years after the operation and radiotherapy, the girl is without neurological deficits despite persistent multiple subarachnoid cystic masses.

Keywords

ChordomaIntraduralCSF disseminationPrognosis

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© Springer-Verlag 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seth Anderson
    • 1
  • Yutaka Sato
    • 1
  • Patricia Kirby
    • 2
  • John M. Buatti
    • 3
  • Arnold Menezes
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiology 3892 JPPUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  4. 4.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA