Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Chordoma Evaluation

The evaluation of a chordoma begins with a medical history and physical examination.

A chordoma may not cause findings on physical exam. However, physical findings can suggest the specific location of the tumor in the brain.

Physical findings of chordoma may include:

Testing is required to make the diagnosis of a chordoma.

Tests that may be used to evaluate chordoma in the brain include:

Tests that may be used to evaluate chordoma in the spinal cord include:

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Chordoma References
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