TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.17, no.1, pp.55-59, 2007 (SCI-Expanded)
Extensive and aggressive surgical removal is treatment of choice for patients who have chordomas of the cranial base. Well-developed microsurgical techniques, as well as good surgical judgment learned from experience are essential to avoid major morbidity. A 14-year-old female presented with progressive headaches and diplopia for three months. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a well-circumscribed mass in the clival region. The mass was totally excised via right combined pterional transsylvian and anterior temporal approach (+ orbitozygomatic osteotomy). The tumor was located extradurally. The resected tumor had the typical histological and immunohistochemical characteristics of chordoma. No radiation therapy or chemotherapy was administered.