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Treatment of Sacral Chordoma

 

Cost for treatment

Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
 from  725
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
 from  7114
Orthopedic rehabilitation
 from  478.57

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
3049
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
21892

Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur

10/10
location_onGermany, Koblenz

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology, Endoprosthetics

The Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur positions itself as a modern medical facility, which provides high-quality diagnostics and treatment in accordance with the international standards. The medical complex is the Academic Hospital of the University Hospital Mainz, which gives patients the opportunity to have access to the most
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
2810
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
19420

Academic Hospital Brothers of Charity Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the Academic Hospital Brothers of Charity Munich ranks among the top German hospitals in the Federal State of Bavaria! The hospital is a modern medical facility with the highest level of medical care and long traditions. The hospital operates on the basis of the Technical University of Munich and
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
2829
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
17917

Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology, Hand and Orthopedic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital positions itself as a modern maximum care medical facility, which combines long traditions and progressive achievements of modern medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the University
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
2714
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
18030

Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology

The Medipol Mega University Hospital is the leading and the largest medical facility in Turkey where the patients can receive top-class medical services according to the international standards. Thanks to a highly qualified medical team, cutting-edge medical technology and a special atmosphere aimed at recovery, the hospital has
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
1356 help1186
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
13315.6 help11763

Vitos Orthopedic Clinic Kassel

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Kassel

Department of Adult and Pediatric General Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Vitos Orthopedic Clinic Kassel ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of orthopedic diseases! The clinic is a specialized medical facility, which provides top-class diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal diseases. The cl
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
2813
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
19280

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

The Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa is the largest and the most progressive hospital in Northern Israel. The medical center was founded in 1938 and nowadays is proud of its long history, rich and successful experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical fields. The hospital serves more than 2 million local
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
1756
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
16806

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Orthopedics

The Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi is a modern medical facility, which is distinguished by extremely high quality and standards of medical service. The hospital is located in the heart of New Delhi, in the capital of India. During its design and construction, the most advanced medical technologies from around the wor
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
725
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
7382

University Hospital Ulm

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
3008
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
20671

JSC Medicina Clinic Moscow

8/10
location_onRussia, Moscow

Department of Orthopedics and Endoprosthetics

Founded in 1990, the JSC Medicina Clinic is an interdisciplinary medical center, which includes a polyclinic, an interdisciplinary inpatient clinic, round-the-clock emergency medical services and the state-of-the-art Sofia Cancer Center. With more than 300 doctors, the clinic offers a wide range of medical services. Within the f
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
1285
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
13506

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Special Orthopedic Surgery and Rheumatic Orthopedics

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
2880
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
19408

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
0
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
0

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
3839
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
28978

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department for Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
3556
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
25307

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
2949
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
19544

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum
3182
Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum
21566

About the disease

Chordoma of the skull base is a subtype of sarcoma and develops in the bones at the back of the head. In some cases, chordoma can develop in the top of the spine as well. Chordoma of the skull base develops in the embryonic notochord, which is a rod-shaped, cartilage-like structure responsible for the formation and support of the spinal column. These cells remain inside the spine and the skull after the baby is born. Later in life, these cells can become malignant, but this is very rare.

Chordoma of the skull base develops gradually and there is a high probability that it will reoccur after treatment, which is why a timely diagnosis is essential. It is difficult to treat because it develops next to vitally important organs such as the spinal cord and brainstem. In its advanced stages, it can be very difficult to access it during surgery. According to The Chordoma Foundation, 32% of all chordomas develop in the skull, namely in the middle bone of the skull. A further 29% develop at the bottom of the spine. In 20% of all cases of chordoma, the cancer spreads to other organs. Nonetheless, chordoma of the skull base is very rare, with just 300 cases recorded annually in the USA.

Chordomas constitute only 3% of all bone cancers. On average, people diagnosed with chordoma of the skull base are over 50. The disease is slightly more common in males than females and a genetic predisposition is believed to play a vital role.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the skull
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Facial sensation may be affected in progressed stages
  • Speech may be changed
  • Tingling
  • Numbness in the extremities

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will inquire about the patient’s medical history and will palpate the skull for any signs of unusual and abnormal masses.
  • MRI and CT scans produce images that can be used to examine the chordoma of the skull base without having to perform surgery. The images can help doctors to determine what stage the chordoma is at and whether or not it has spread to other organs.

Treatment

  • Surgical resection of the chordoma of the skull base is the most effective way to prevent cancer from spreading further. Surgeons resect the tumor, trying hard to avoid damaging the nerves and arteries in the vicinity of the skull base.
  • Radiation therapy is sometimes required after surgery, if some of the tumour was inaccessible. This can also reduce the possibility of it coming back.

 




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