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Extramedullary spinal ependymoma: a diagnostic challenge and review of the literature

Of the 15 cases of intradural extramedullary ependymomas in the literature, only 3 patients were male. The authors report the fourth case to be diagnosed in a male patient and discuss the pathogenesis, presentation, and treatment of this rare form of ependymoma. These cases most commonly show a similar clinical preoperative course to that of a benign meningioma. Although most instances have been reported in females, hormonal influence may not completely explain this neoplasm’s pathogenesis. Close follow-up is warranted because of potential recurrence, metastasis, and anaplastic transformation. An ependymoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of intradural extramedullary tumors

Keywords : Brain,Combined Modality Therapy,diagnosis,drug therapy,Ependymoma,Female,Humans,Laminectomy,Magnetic Resonance Imaging,Male,Meningioma,Middle Aged,pathology,Patients,radiotherapy,Recurrence,Spinal Cord,Spinal Cord Neoplasms,Spine,surgery,Universities,, Spinal,Ependymoma,Diagnostic,Challenge, polymyalgia rheumatica treatment exercises

Date of Publication : 2011 Oct

Authors : Kinsman MJ;Callahan JD;Hattab EM;Cohen-Gadol AA;

Organisation : Goodman-Campbell Brain and Spine, Indiana University Department of Neurological Surgery, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.

Journal of Publication : Clin Neurol Neurosurg

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21435777

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