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Table 1 Patient characteristics at first observation.

From: Chordoma: clinical characteristics, management and prognosis of a case series of 25 patients

Patient characteristics    No. (%)
Total number    25
Gender Male   18 (72)
  Female   7 (18)
Age (years) Median: 62   
  Range: 40-77   
Primary tumor site Sacrum   11(44)
  Spine   13(52)
  Skull base   1 (4)
Extension of disease Primary disease   6 (24)
  Local residual/recurrent disease 14 (56)
  Metastasis   5 (20)
Treatments Primary surgery
22 (88)
Wide margins 5 (23)
   Intralesional margins 17 (77)
  Surgery for recurrent disease   13 (52)
  Radiotherapy
11 (44)
Adjuvant 3 (27)
   Palliative 8 (73)
  Target therapy
16 (64)
imatinib meysilate 16
   nilotinib 1
   sirolimus 1
  Chemotherapy plus target therapy   1