Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas
These tumors also arise from embryologic cells that are misplaced in the bone at the back of the throat. They are slow growing tumors that are difficult to remove entirely and often require additional radiation therapy. Using the endoscopic, endonasal technique we can now remove small, midline tumors without performing a large cranial opening. In addition, we can biopsy and debulk larger tumors in preparation for radiation therapy with minimal morbidity and rapid recovery time. This increases the quality of life in patients with these indolent but progressive tumors.