Clival chordoma presenting with acute brain stem hemorrhage

Allan D Levi, W. Kucharczyk, A. P. Lang, H. Schutz

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Abstract

The authors present a case of a 2-year-old man who developed rapidly progressive cranial neme palsies and a right hemiparesis secondary to a pontine hemorrhage. The rare but correct diagnosis of a clival chordoma which had invaded the brain stem and subsequently hemorrhaged was based on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Te diagnosis was confirmed at surgery when the patient underwent a successful operative decompression of tumor and clot from the pons via a sub-occipital craniotomy. This represents the first case of a clival chordoma to hemorrhage into the brain stem, which was diagnosed preoperatively and the patient survived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-518
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume18
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Chordoma
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Brain Stem
Hemorrhage
Pons
Craniotomy
Paresis
Decompression
Paralysis
Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neoplasms

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Clival chordoma presenting with acute brain stem hemorrhage. / Levi, Allan D; Kucharczyk, W.; Lang, A. P.; Schutz, H.

In: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 4, 01.12.1991, p. 515-518.

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Levi, AD, Kucharczyk, W, Lang, AP & Schutz, H 1991, 'Clival chordoma presenting with acute brain stem hemorrhage', Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 515-518.
Levi, Allan D ; Kucharczyk, W. ; Lang, A. P. ; Schutz, H. / Clival chordoma presenting with acute brain stem hemorrhage. In: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 1991 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 515-518.
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