Hemorrhagic chondroid chordoma mimicking pituitary apoplexy

H. J. Lee, A. J. Kalnin, A. I. Holodny, M. Schulder, A. Grigorian, L. R. Sharer

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We describe a hemorrhagic chondroid chordoma involving the sella turcica with suprasellar extension. The CT and MRI appearances mimiked a hemorrhagic pituitary adenoma. Chondroid chordoma is a variant composed of elements of both chordoma and cartilaginous tissue. An uncommon bone neoplasm, located almost exclusively in the spheno-occipital region, it is usually not considered in the differential diagnosis of a tumor with acute hemorrhage in the sellar region. We discuss the clinical and radiological characteristics which may allow one to differentiate chondroid chordoma from other tumors of this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)720-723
Number of pages4
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


  • Chondroid chordoma
  • Hemorrhage
  • Pituitary apoplexy


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