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What are symptoms of a sacral or coccyx chordoma? Is a pointy or sharp tailbone that protrudes a symptom of this disease?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Few symptoms

Chordoma is a rare malignancy of the lower sacrum, typically in male patients over 40.
It is often associated with deep pain in pelvis/sacrum, and bowel obstruction due to the mass interfering with evacuation of colon. Neurologic symptoms are rare until late and include sciatica and bowel/bladder dysfunction. Tumors are slow growing, hard to resect/cure, and often found late in the disease.

In brief: Few symptoms

Chordoma is a rare malignancy of the lower sacrum, typically in male patients over 40.
It is often associated with deep pain in pelvis/sacrum, and bowel obstruction due to the mass interfering with evacuation of colon. Neurologic symptoms are rare until late and include sciatica and bowel/bladder dysfunction. Tumors are slow growing, hard to resect/cure, and often found late in the disease.
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