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Prepontine Chordoma Presenting with MRI Features of an Epidermoid Cyst: Case Presentation and a Mini-Review

[ Vol. 14 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Erdinc Ozek, Fatih H. Bolukbasi, Ozdil Baskan, Meric A. Altinoz*, Aydin Sav and Ilhan Elmaci   Pages 147 - 150 ( 4 )

Abstract:


Background: We report a patient with a prepontine chordoma, presented with MRI features of an Epidermoid Cyst (EC) including hypointensity on T1-weighted image, hyperintensity on T2- weighted image, hyperintensity on DWI, and no contrast enhancement. We also presented a concise review of the relevant clinical data, since such cases were rarely reported in the English medical literature.

Results & Conclulsion: To avoid delays in the management of patients with this locally aggressive tumor, clival chordoma should be taken into consideration as a differential diagnosis of tumors residing in close proximity to the clivus even in the absence of a bony erosion.

Keywords:

Chordoma, clivus, differential diagnosis, epidermoid cyst, MRI, prepontine.

Affiliation:

Department of Neurosurgery, Memorial Hospital, Istanbul, Department of Neurosurgery, Memorial Hospital, Istanbul, Radiology, Memorial Hospital, Istanbul, Immunology Program, DETAE, Istanbul University, Nisantasi Pathology, Istanbul, Department of Neurosurgery, Memorial Hospital, Istanbul

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