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Symptoms and Signs of Chordoma

The symptoms of chordoma vary depending on the location of the tumor. As it grows, it exerts pressure on surrounding parts of the brain or spinal cord. No matter where a chordoma grows on the spine it may cause weakness or a numb sensation in the back, legs and arms. Double vision and headaches are common signs of a chordoma at the base of the skull. When it develops in the sacrum (tailbone), the person may experience incontinence.

Locations for Chordoma