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Removal of a low clival chordoma in a teenager by dorsolateral suboccipital transcondylar approach

 Department of Neurosurgery, Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Sri Lanka

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Deepal Attanayake,
328E, Old Kandy Road, Dalugama, Kelaniya
Sri Lanka
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Chordomas are rare midline tumors of the central nervous system which arise from the remnants of the primitive notochord and have unique diagnostic and management challenges. Although recommended treatment for chordoma is radical resection, this may require extended skull base approaches. We report a case of low clival chordoma in a teenage patient which was successfully treated by dorsolateral suboccipital transcondylar approach.

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