Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

, Volume 466, Issue 5, pp 1251–1256

Case Report

Parachordoma of Soft Tissues of the Arm
  • Jonathan Clabeaux
  • Leonard Hojnowski
  • Alfredo Valente
  • Timothy A. Damron
Case Report Tumor


Parachordoma, or myoepithelioma, is a very rare tumor histologically resembling chordoma but occurring in the nonaxial soft tissues. It typically has an indolent nature, with occasional late recurrence and even rare metastases. Review of existing literature reveals a male predilection, with the tumor typically occurring in the fourth decade of life in the lower extremity. It typically is managed with wide resection. We report the case of a 60-year-old woman with a right distal upper arm parachordoma treated with wide resection of the tumor.


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© The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Clabeaux
    • 1
  • Leonard Hojnowski
    • 2
  • Alfredo Valente
    • 3
  • Timothy A. Damron
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUpstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUpstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUpstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA

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