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Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
Musculoskeletal Imaging

Parachordoma with Multiple Metastases

Abe, Satoshi; Imamura, Tetsuo; Harasawa, Arimi; Ishida, Tsuyoshi; Unno, Kazutoshi; Tateishi, Akio; Tokizaki, Toru; Yorikawa, Jyun; Matsushita, Takashi

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We present a very rare case of parachordoma with local aggressiveness and widespread metastases. A 68-year-old male presented with a mass in his left calf. The lesion was depicted as a poorly marginated mass with inhomogeneous signal intensity on magnetic resonance imaging. The tumor invaded surrounding muscles, neurovascular bundles, and bones. Widespread metastasis to lung, bone, and skin developed after amputation surgery. The histologic features of primary and metastatic lesions were the same and consistent with parachordoma.

© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.



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