Chordoma

November 23, 2023

Chordoma

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Chordomas are tumors that can occur anywhere within the spine or the base of the skull. The two most common locations for chordomas are the lower back (sacral area — approximately one-third to one-half of chordomas) and the base of the skull (approximately one-third of chordomas). Chordomas form from remnants of the notochord — embryonic tissue that eventually forms the center of spinal disks.

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