Primary chordoma of the maxillary sinus

J. M.A. Shugar, P. M. Som, Y. P. Krespi, L. M. Arnold, M. L. Som

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A case of primary chordoma of the maxillary sinus is presented. The embryology of the notochord is reviewed and it is suggested that the frequently used adjective “ectopic” is a misnomer. The literature of primary paranasal sinus chordomas is reviewed and the clini- copathological features described. It is emphasized that these lesions can mimic other be-nign and malignant processes both clinically, radiographically and histologically. The treatment and prognosis is more favorable than the more common craniocervical chor-doma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1825-1830
Number of pages6
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1980


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