ependymoma


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ependymoma

[e‚pen·də′mō·mə]
(medicine)
A tumor of the central nervous system whose essential portion consists of cells derived from and resembling ependymal cells. Also known as medulloepithelioma.
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Those not able to attend Sawyerfest can help support finding a cure for ependymoma, and the Powell family, by donating online through YouCaring, bit.
Signal within the ependymoma is iso- to- hypo-intense on T1, with variable hyperintensity on T2.
Ependymomas are typically iso- to hypointense relative to the spinal cord on unenhanced Tl-weighted images, with the vast majority exhibiting at least some degree of enhancement following intravenous gadolinium administration (1, 3, 4).
NF-2 occurs mainly in the CNS, developing benign tumours such as acoustic neuroma, meningioma and ependymoma.
Until now relatively little has been known about the disease but researchers at the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre hope a new understanding of ependymoma will mean new drugs will have fewer side effects.
Local residents Laura and Mark Matteson's 3-year-old McKenna was diagnosed with Ependymoma over a year ago, and though she is fighting the disease, they want to help find a cure.
CNS and Miscellaneous Intracranial and Intraspinal Neoplasms (a) Ependymoma 9383, 9390-9394 (b) Astrocytoma 9380, 9381, 9400-9441* (c) Primitive neuroectodermal tumors 9470-9473* (d) Other gliomas 9380, 9382, 9384, 9442-9460, 9481 (e) Miscellaneous intracranial and 8270-8281, 8300, intraspinal neoplasms 9350-9362, 9480, 9505, 9530-9539* (f) Unspecified intracranial and 8000-8004 intraspinal neoplasms IV.
Primary postoperative chemotherapy without radiotherapy for intracranial ependymoma in children: The UKCCSG/SIOP prospective study.
The four-year-old was diagnosed with the Ependymoma tumour two years ago, after his mum June noticed he couldn't keep his balance.
There was a significant surgical risk of permanent or temporary neurological weakness given the patient's type of ependymoma.
One uncle experienced multiple recurrent basal cell carcinomas that required frequent surgical removal, another died of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the hard palate, and the third died of ependymoma.