Macdonald RL, Cusimano MD, Deck JH, Gullane PJ, Dolan EJ: Cerebrospinal fluid fistula secondary to ecchordosis physaliphora
Ecchordosis physaliphora (EP) is a benign congenital hamartoma of the ectopic notochordal remnant, accounting for 0.
A case of ecchordosis physaliphora presenting with an abducens nerve palsy: A rare symptomatic case managed with endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery.
Giant ecchordosis physaliphora in an adolescent girl : Case report.
Endoscopic resection of a giant intradural retroclival ecchordosis physaliphora : s0 urgical technique and literature review.
The initial lesions might be benign chordal ectopias called ecchordosis physaliphora
which are encountered in asymptomatic adults with an incidence of 1%.
Other notochordal lesions include notochordal vestiges of the intervertebral disk and ecchordosis physaliphora (EP).
These were first described as an autopsy finding in 1982 and documented with the name of ecchordosis physaliphora vertebralis.
Ecchordosis physaliphora are ectopic, extraosseous notochordal lesions of embryologic origin, similar to notochordal vestiges of the intervertebral disk.
Benign notochordal cell tumor, chordomas, notochordal vestiges of the intervertebral disk, and ecchordosis physaliphora are all lesions of notochordal origin that share similar histologic and immunohistochemical characteristics.
A rare symptomatic presentation of ecchordosis physaliphora and unique endoscope-assisted surgical management.