Chordomas usually cause symptoms by pressing on important brain structures.
Symptoms of chordoma near the brain (base of the skull) may include:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty walking
- Facial paralysis:
- Neck pain
- Facial pain
- Chronic headaches
- Loss of hearing
- Problems with water balance
- Visual disturbance:
Symptoms of chordoma located in the lower spinal cord may include:
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