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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If left untreated, the ependymoma has the potential to grow and become too large for her to be accepted as a patient anywhere.
Ependymoma is the third most common brain tumor (10%) in the pediatric population, with approximately onethird occurring in the supraventricular compartment.
Ependymoma is the most common spinal tumor in patients with NF-2.
Ependymoma and meningioma were considered as first diagnostic possibilities (Figure 1).
Another case was of medulloblastoma being reported at the time of intraoperative consultation as ependymoma [Figure 3 a and b].
9% of all brain tumors, [sup][14] mostly in pituitary adenomas, highly vascularized tumors such as medulloblastoma, neuroblastoma, ependymoma, oligodendroglioma, or metastatic tumors.
The main diagnostic considerations are hemangioblastoma (particularly in the absence of homogenous enhancement), metastatic disease, ependymoma, or a choroid plexus tumor.
Five-year-old Leah Gillon, known as Lilly, was diagnosed with an ependymoma tumour four years ago.
com)-- Sawyer Powell is a first grader at Harris Creek Elementary School in Wake Forest, NC, and in July of 2013, Sawyer was diagnosed with ependymoma, which is a currently an incurable form of brain cancer.
Recent reviews of the literature by Hader, et al and Sobowale, et al revealed secondary PNETs after brain radiation for retinoblastoma, pilocytic astrocytoma, ependymoma, oligodendroglioma, and low grade astrocytomas.
The youngster from Llandaff, Cardiff, who has just celebrated her fourth birthday, was diagnosed with an aggressive grade three ependymoma last August after a visit to A&E.
Preclinical assessment of gemcitabine as an effective new treatment of Ependymoma.