Surgical Resection and Adjuvant Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Skull Base Chordomas.

TitleSurgical Resection and Adjuvant Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Skull Base Chordomas.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
JournalWorld neurosurgery
Volume115
Paginatione13-e21
Date Published2018 Jul
ISSN1878-8750
AbstractChordomas are rare tumors of notochordal origin that are known to be locally aggressive and are often treated with surgical resection followed by adjuvant radiation therapy (RT). The accepted standard of treatment for chordomas of the mobile spine, which includes en-bloc resection with wide margins, cannot be easily applied to the chordomas of the skull base because of their proximity to critical neurovascular structures. We describe our experience with the role of surgery and adjuvant RT in the treatment of chordomas over 16 years.
URLhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1878-8750(18)30400-5
DOI10.1016/j.wneu.2018.02.127
PubMed Linkhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29545225?dopt=Abstract
Short TitleWorld Neurosurg