Clival Chordoma

A clival chordoma is a malignant tumor of the clivus. The clivus is a portion of bone located at the base of the skull.

Treatment for Clival Chordoma

The treatment is tailored to the size and extent of disease with consideration given to the health of the patient. Some patients are not able to undergo surgery. Treatment usually involves a combination of surgery and radiation treatment. These patients require serial MRI scans for their entire life.