Parachordomas are rare neuroepithelial tumors with glial differentiation that are histologically similar to chordomas but  do not  occur in the axial skeleton.


They are generally slow growing and non-disseminating, and sometimes have late local recurrence after resection. 


They usually occur in  the deep soft tissues of  the extremities or in  the skin. Occasionally they may occur in  the retroperitoneum.

Radiographic featurs

They have a nonspecific imaging appearance on  CT and MRI. Calcifications may be visualized in the masses at CT.

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rID: 21501
Section: Pathology
Tags: stub, refs, cases
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