J Rhinol > Volume 26(1); 2019
Journal of Rhinology 2019;26(1):47-51.
Published online May 31, 2019.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18787/jr.2019.26.1.47   
Incidentally-Discovered Extraosseous Cystic Nasopharyngeal Chordoma in a Papillary Thyroid Cancer Patient
Hyunjung Kim, Jae Hyung Kim, Kijeong Lee, Tae Hoon Kim
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. doctorth@korea.ac.kr
Skull base chordomas are rare, malignant tumors arising from primitive notochord remnants of the axial skeleton and comprise approximately 25–35% of all chordoma cases. Nasal endoscopy in previous case reports has characterized nasopharyngeal chordomas as firm, semi-translucent masses protruding from the posterior nasopharyngeal wall with a pink, “meaty” appearance. However, the nasopharyngeal chordoma in the present case had a soft, cystic appearance, unlike the tumors previously described. Herein, an unusual case of an incidentally discovered nasopharyngeal chordoma is reported in a patient with papillary thyroid cancer; the discovered chordoma had a benign cystic appearance with no abnormal positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) uptake.
Key Words: Nasopharyngeal mass;Clivus;PET-CT

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