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The Bumpy Rachis-Benign Notochordal Cell Tumour

Anubha Bajaj*

Department of Histopathology, Panjab University/A.B. Diagnostics, India

*Corresponding Author: Anubha Bajaj, Department of Histopathology, Panjab University/A.B. Diagnostics, India.

Received: June 09, 2021; Published: July 06, 2021

Citation: Anubha Bajaj. “The Bumpy Rachis-Benign Notochordal Cell Tumour". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 2.8 (2021): 20-25.


Notochord associated neoplasms of the vertebral column are comprised of benign notochordal cell tumour, ecchordosis physaliphora and chordoma. Notochordal-type vertebral lesion is additionally denominated as benign chordoma, notochordal rest, giant notochordal rest, giant notochordal hamartoma, ecchordosis physaliphorous vertebralis, benign notochordal lesion or benign notochordal cell tumour.


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