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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques|
|State||Published - Nov 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology