Neuronavigation-guided Endoscopic Endonasal Excision of Schwannoma-like Chordoma of Meckel's Cave: A Case Report

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TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.29, no.3, pp.455-457, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.20825-17.0
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.455-457


Chordomas are locally aggressive malignant tumors due to their recurrence potential and originate from embryonic notochord remnants. Chordomas can originate anywhere on the axial skeleton. They are extradural and spread by bone destruction. Chordomas are locally aggressive tumors that invade the dura mater, and may also present with secondary intradural growth. The Meckel's cave location of chordomas has been very rarely reported in the literature. Chordomas located in Meckel's cave can be radiologically confused with trigeminal schwannomas. Herein, we report a case of Meckel's cave chordoma that was successfully excised through neuronavigation-guided endoscopic endonasal excision, a technique commonly used in skull base surgeries.