Chordoma : Gross Pathology
Chordoma - Gross Pathology : The gross specimen shown here is a large recurrent sacral chordoma, developing 6 years after initial resection. It measured 14 x 8 x 6 cm and included bone (remnant of sacrum), nerve trunks (roots of lumbosacral plexus), and adherent portion of gluteal muscles. The cut surface was yellowish white, with a finely lobular texture, mostly solid, with hemorrhagic and cystic areas. The lobules were made of translucent mucoid material. The discussion of gross features of chordomas is in slide 7. Image courtesy of: Dr. Luciano de Souza Queiroz, Dept. of Pathology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Sao Paulo State, BRAZIL. Additional images are here.