August 1981

Clivus Chorodoma With Pulmonary Metastases Appearing as Failure to Thrive

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Dr Brooks), Radiology (Dr Afshani), and Pathology (Dr Fisher), Children's Hospital of Buffalo, and Department of Pathology, Roswell Park Memorial Institute (Dr Hidalgo), Buffalo, NY. Dr Brooks is currently a Research Fellow in the Pulmonary Division, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston.

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(8):713-715. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130320027009

• A 17-month-old boy who appeared to have failure to thrive and dysphagia was diagnosed as having a clivus chordoma, a tumor not previously known to metastasize. The patient died within seven months despite combination chemotherapy and radiotherapy. On autopsy, pulmonary metastases were found along with local invasion of the tumor.

(Am J Dis Child 1981;135:713-715)