SACRAL CHORDOMA: A RARE PRESENTATION AS GLUTEAL ABSCESS
Dr. Supriya, Dr. Vijay Verma* and Dr. Ravi Verma
Sacral tumour is a rare clinical entity. The most common type of primary sacral tumour is chordoma. Sacral chordoma is a locally aggressive, malignant tumour originating from ectopic notochordal cells. Chordoma predominantly affects the axial skeleton such as sacrum, skull and other mobile segments of the spine. Sacral chordoma is a slow growing tumour arising at the midline of the lower sacrum that can locally invade the sacral bone and progressively increase in size expanding cranially and anteriorly, thus hindering its early diagnosis. Its diagnosis can be delayed because of its unclear clinical manifestations. Here, we report a case of sacral chordoma with a rare and unusual presentation as gluteal abscess.
Keywords: chordoma, notochord, abscess.
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