Raykar R and Ganapathy S*
Department of Neurosurgery, St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: Ganapathy S, Department of Neurosurgery, St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India.
Received: July 01, 2021; Published: August 24, 2021
Chordomas of the mobile spine (C3 to L5) constitute less than 5% of the overall incidence of chordomas in the spine. They generally are osteodestrictve leading to vertebral collapse and severe deficits including paraplegia and quadriplegia. We present a case series of 3 sacral chordomas operated in a period of 1 year from 2017 to 2018 in a tertiary care center in southern India. Apart from clinical presentation and surgical clearance, we present our take on challenges faced by patients of extensive spinal malignancy to finance and care for their disease in a developing country bereft of state assistance in healthcare.
Keywords: Chordoma; Mobile Spine; Tuberculosis; Canal Stenosis; Instability; Laminectomy
Citation: Raykar R and Ganapathy S. “Sacral Chordomas; Problems in a Developing Nation with Expensive Healthcare Needs. A Case Series and Discussion of Socioeconomic Problems of Treating Long-term Malignancies in Developing Countries". Acta Scientific Neurology 4.9 (2021): 49-53.
Copyright: © 2021 Raykar R and Ganapathy S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.