Extramedullary spinal ependymoma

A diagnostic challenge and review of the literature

Michael J. Kinsman, James D. Callahan, Eyas M. Hattab, Aaron Cohen-Gadol

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-664
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Volume113
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

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Meningioma
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Neoplasm Metastasis
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Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Ependymoma
  • Intradural Extramedullary tumor
  • Resection
  • Spinal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Extramedullary spinal ependymoma : A diagnostic challenge and review of the literature. / Kinsman, Michael J.; Callahan, James D.; Hattab, Eyas M.; Cohen-Gadol, Aaron.

In: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Vol. 113, No. 8, 10.2011, p. 661-664.

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Kinsman, Michael J. ; Callahan, James D. ; Hattab, Eyas M. ; Cohen-Gadol, Aaron. / Extramedullary spinal ependymoma : A diagnostic challenge and review of the literature. In: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2011 ; Vol. 113, No. 8. pp. 661-664.
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