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Imaging features of clear-cell ependymoma of the spinal cord.

Authors
  • Bapuraj, J Rajiv
  • Parmar, Hemant A
  • Blaivas, Mila
  • Muraszko, Karin M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatric radiology
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2007
Volume
37
Issue
4
Pages
384–387
Identifiers
PMID: 17279401
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 10-year-old girl presented with increasing lower back pain without gait or sphincter disturbances. MRI demonstrated a large, intramedullary tumor at the level of the conus. The imaging findings were unlike those of a classic ependymoma or astrocytoma. Histopathologic examination demonstrated clear-cell ependymoma, which is a distinct entity. We found three cases of clear-cell ependymoma of the spinal cord reported in the literature. Clear-cell ependymoma of the spinal cord can be resected completely and needs to be recognized for its imaging features, benign course and favorable prognosis.

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