September 27, 2014

| perri dermatology
Medically reviewed by Anthony J. Perri, M.D.

Chordomas are neural tissue abnormalities that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Chordoma appears as a firm nodule in the lower back region or at the base of the skull.  Most patients who develop a Chordoma are adults but the Chordoma arises from an embryologic remnant of the notochord (the primitive spinal cord).  Treatment is surgical and usually post operative radiation therapy is utilized.