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Background: Chordomas are rare neuraxial tumors arising from remnants of primitive notochord. They are generally slow-growing malignant neoplasms. Only four adult cases of multicentric chordomas have been reported, all with aggressive and rapid growth. Here, we present an unusual case of indolent multicentric chordomas involving cervical and thoracic spine, sacrum, and calvarium. Case Description: A 60-year-old male was found to have multiple lesions throughout his neuroaxis incidentally on workup for colitis. A needle biopsy documented the diagnosis of chordoma. This has been followed for more than 4 years with no progression. Conclusion: We present the first reported case of indolent multicentric chordomas. Due to the extreme rarity of indolent multicentric chordomas, close follow-up is needed and recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348
JournalSurgical Neurology International
StatePublished - 2022


  • Chordoma
  • Indolent
  • Multicentric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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