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Chordoma: Introduction

Chordoma: Chordomas are tumors originating from embryonic remnants of the primitive notochord. See detailed information below for a list of 3 causes of Chordoma, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Chordoma:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Chordoma. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Chordoma: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Chordoma, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Chordoma Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Chordoma may include:

  • The treatment of chordomas depends on the extent and location of the tumor. In general, a more complete removal with wide excision delays the time interval between surgery and eventual recurrence
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Chordoma: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Chordoma may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Chordoma

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Definitions of Chordoma:

A malignant bone tumor arising from remnants of the fetal notochord. Although it can occur at all ages, it is more frequently seen in middle-aged adults. Most frequent sites of involvement are: sacrococcygeal area, spheno-occipital area, and the cervico-thoraco-lumbar spine. Microscopically, chordomas are composed of cells that form cords and lobules, separated by mucoid intercellular tissue. Some of the cells are large (physaliphorous) and have vacuolated cytoplasm and prominent vesicular nuclei. Other tumor cells are small with small nuclei, without visible nucleoli. Chordomas tend to recur and may metastasize. The most common sites of metastasis are skin and bone. -- 2004
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Malignant tumor arising from the embryonic remains of the notochord; also called chordocarcinoma, chordoepithelioma, and notochordoma.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Chordoma

The list below shows some of the causes of Chordoma mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Chordoma?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Chordoma. Of the 3 causes of Chordoma that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Chordoma:

The following list of conditions have 'Chordoma' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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What are the alternative names for Chordoma:

Chordocarcinoma, Chordoepithelioma, Notochordoma
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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Medical Conditions associated with Chordoma:

Cancer-related symptoms (173 causes)

Symptoms related to Chordoma:

Embryonic notochordal remnants, Tuberous sclerosis complex, Chondroid chordomas, Ecchondrosis physaliphora, Primary intracranial neoplasms, Sacrum, Clivus, Spinal axis, Rectal dysfunction

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