A case of chordoma in association with rectal carcinoma

Bozbora A., Erbil Y. , Ozarmagan S., Dincag A., Berber E., Seven R.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.99, no.1, pp.41-43, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-43


A 74-year-old male patient presented with anal and sacral pain 18 months after abdomino-perineal resection for rectal cancer. Computerized tomography (CT) of the pelvis demonstrated a well defined mass anterior to the lower sacrum, posteriorly infiltrating and destroying the fourth and fifth sacral nerves and invading the right gluteal fossa. A 7.5 X 15 X 2 cm encapsulated mass was demonstrated during the operation using a posterior approach and the lower sacral segments together with the tumour were removed by amputation at S3 level. Histopathology revealed chordoma. This case is unique because of the rarity of chordoma in association with rectal tumour at the sacrococcygeal region.