Chordoma periphericum: A case report

G. Petur Nielsen, D. Chas Mangham, Robert J. Grimer, Andrew E. Rosenberg

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The authors describe a tumor that had the histologic and ultra-structural features and immunohistochemical profile of an axial chordoma, but arose in the distal ulna. A skeletal survey failed to show any other site of involvement. The tumor was resected, and the patient remains free of disease 2 1/2 years later. Rare tumors with the histologic features of chordoma have been reported in appendicular locations. Chordoma periphericum, a tumor that has the potential to metastasize, needs to be distinguished from parachordoma because no classic parachordoma has been reported to disseminate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-267
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgical Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Chordoma
  • Chordoma periphericum
  • Parachordoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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