Chordomas are malignant and potentially life threatening tumors. Currently the median survival in the United States is about 7 years. The overall survival rates are 68% at 5 years and 40% at 10 years. Complete surgical resection offers the best chance for long-term survival.
Just so, what are the symptoms of sacrum cancer?
Pain and neurological symptoms, including numbness and/or weakness in the neck, back, arms, and/or legs are the most common symptoms of spinal chordoma. However, many patients with sacral chordoma have very little to no symptoms at early stages of the disease except for local pain.
What is a sacral tumors?
Primary tumors of the sacrum are rare. In adults, the most common sacral tumors are metastases. The most com- mon primary sacral tumor is a chordoma. Chordomas along as well as tumors such as chondrosarcomas, osteosarco- mas, myxopapillary ependymomas, myelomas, and Ewing sarcomas are considered malignant.
Where is the dorsum Sellae located?
In the sphenoid bone, the anterior boundary of the sella turcica is completed by two small eminences, one on either side, called the middle clinoid processes, while the posterior boundary is formed by a square-shaped plate of bone, the dorsum sellae, ending at its superior angles in two tubercles, the posterior clinoid