Where Is A Chordoma Most Likely To Occur?

Last Updated on February 27, 2019 by

A 21-year-old female is referred with a one-year history of neck pain, difficulty swallowing, and numbness of the tongue. Physical, ophthalmologic, and neurological exams are all unremarkable. An MRI later demonstrates the findings seen here and a chordoma is suspected. Where is a chordoma most likely to occur? 

A. Sacrococcygeal region
B. Cervical spine
C. Thoracic spine
D. Lumbar spine

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