Chordoma


Chordoma
: A form of bone cancer that usually starts in the lower spinal column.
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A rare neoplasm of skeletal tissue in adults, derived from persistent portions of the notochord; composed of cells arranged in lobules, with abundant myxoid stroma; some cells contain vacuoles that resemble soap bubbles (physaliphorous cells); most frequently in region clivus or lumbar-sacral cord. [(noto)chord + G. -oma, tumor]

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chor·do·ma kȯr-'dō-mə n, pl -mas also -ma·ta -mət-ə a malignant tumor that is derived from remnants of the embryonic notochord and occurs along the spine attacking esp. the bones at the base of the skull or near the coccyx

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n.
a rare tumour arising from remnants of the embryologic notochord. The classical sites are the base of skull and the region of the sacrum.

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chor·do·ma (kor-doґmə) [chord- + -oma] a malignant tumor arising from the embryonic remains of the notochord, usually along the sella or in the sacrococcygeal region; called also chordocarcinoma and chordoepithelioma. Cf. ecchondrosis physaliphora.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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