• 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)
Brooks LJ, Afshani E, Hidalgo C, Fisher J. Clivus Chorodoma With Pulmonary Metastases Appearing as Failure to Thrive. Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(8):713-715. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130320027009