Case Report - Journal of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics (2020) Volume 5, Issue 1
Lumbar spine chordoma in adolescent: Case report.
Chordoma is a rare slow-growing neoplasm that arises from primitive notochordal remnants with a high rate of recurrence. It can occur anywhere within the spine or the base of the skull. Chordoma involving lumbar spine are rare, approximately 6% of spinal chordomas originate in the lumbar vertebrae. Prognosis is better than adults and depends on the extent of surgical resection, age and histology subgroup. We report a case with solitary L2/L3 vertebral body lesion causing caudal compression and bilateral lower limb weakness treated with L2/L3 right hemi laminectomy and tumor decompression.Author(s): Khadim B*, Mohammed ZB, Muhealddina DL, Qadir AO, Shrif RA, Fakrealdeen GA, Abdullah KM