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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-147

Skull base chordoma presenting as nasopharyngeal mass with lymph node metastasis


1 Department of Pathology, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Radiotherapy, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.112662

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Spheno-occipital chordomas can rarely present as nasopharyngeal mass. Metastases occur only in advanced disease. They can pose a diagnostic dilemma when information about diagnosis of the primary tumor is not available. We present cytological findings in upper cervical lymph node of a case of nasopharyngeal chordoma and discuss possible differential in such a location.


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