Chordoma is a slow growing, rare tumor that makes up only one percent of all malignant bone tumors. Most chordomas form at the base of the skull, but may be found on the spine, as well. They can grow very large since symptoms are typically minimal, and some may not immediately prompt concerns of a brain tumor, such as incontinence and changes in bowel habits. When the tumor gets sizeable enough, most patients experience headaches and double vision.
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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by chordomas. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that identify and remove tumors with immense accuracy. Complete removal of the chordoma is especially important because this tumor type has a high likelihood of spreading. Using laser technology, endoscopes and 3-D brain mapping, our surgeons isolate the chordoma and preserve adjacent healthy tissue essential to body movement and speech. Recovery times are shorter, because no incision is made.