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Supratentorial cortical ependymoma: An unusual presentation of a rare tumor.

Mohaghegh MR, Chitsaz A, Okhovat AA, Pour EB - Adv Biomed Res (2015)

Bottom Line: Ependymomas are glial tumors derived from ependymal cells lining the ventricles and the central canal of the spinal cord.The patient presented with transient recurrent right weakness and diplopia.Microscopy and immunohistochemistry showed grade III differentiation ependymoma.

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Affiliation: Department of Neurology and Pathology, Isfahan Neurosciences Research Center, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Ependymomas are glial tumors derived from ependymal cells lining the ventricles and the central canal of the spinal cord. Two thirds of ependymomas arise in the infratentorial or intraventricles, whereas one-third are located in supratentorial space. But supratentorial "cortical" ependymomas are very rare. We report a case of a cortical ependymoma in a 17-year-old boy. The patient presented with transient recurrent right weakness and diplopia. This tumor was located in the left parieto-occipital region and he had gross total excision. Microscopy and immunohistochemistry showed grade III differentiation ependymoma.

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T1 contrast MR images of the patient showing a cyst with enhancing mural nodule in the left parieto-occipital region. Note that there is no communication of the ventricle
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Figure 2: T1 contrast MR images of the patient showing a cyst with enhancing mural nodule in the left parieto-occipital region. Note that there is no communication of the ventricle

Mentions: A 17-year-old right-handed boy was admitted to our unit with complaints of repetitive transient right leg weakness and diplopia lasting 2 weeks. The patient did not have any remarkable history, including no history of headache or seizure. His systemic examination was normal. The child did not show abnormalities in the neurologic examinations and the sensorimotor and gait assessments were also normal. Routine laboratory investigations were normal. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a large mural nodule-enhanced in the left parieto-occipital region with a central cyst [Figures 1 and 2]. Spinal MRI was normal.


Supratentorial cortical ependymoma: An unusual presentation of a rare tumor.

Mohaghegh MR, Chitsaz A, Okhovat AA, Pour EB - Adv Biomed Res (2015)

T1 contrast MR images of the patient showing a cyst with enhancing mural nodule in the left parieto-occipital region. Note that there is no communication of the ventricle
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Figure 2: T1 contrast MR images of the patient showing a cyst with enhancing mural nodule in the left parieto-occipital region. Note that there is no communication of the ventricle
Mentions: A 17-year-old right-handed boy was admitted to our unit with complaints of repetitive transient right leg weakness and diplopia lasting 2 weeks. The patient did not have any remarkable history, including no history of headache or seizure. His systemic examination was normal. The child did not show abnormalities in the neurologic examinations and the sensorimotor and gait assessments were also normal. Routine laboratory investigations were normal. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a large mural nodule-enhanced in the left parieto-occipital region with a central cyst [Figures 1 and 2]. Spinal MRI was normal.

Bottom Line: Ependymomas are glial tumors derived from ependymal cells lining the ventricles and the central canal of the spinal cord.The patient presented with transient recurrent right weakness and diplopia.Microscopy and immunohistochemistry showed grade III differentiation ependymoma.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neurology and Pathology, Isfahan Neurosciences Research Center, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Ependymomas are glial tumors derived from ependymal cells lining the ventricles and the central canal of the spinal cord. Two thirds of ependymomas arise in the infratentorial or intraventricles, whereas one-third are located in supratentorial space. But supratentorial "cortical" ependymomas are very rare. We report a case of a cortical ependymoma in a 17-year-old boy. The patient presented with transient recurrent right weakness and diplopia. This tumor was located in the left parieto-occipital region and he had gross total excision. Microscopy and immunohistochemistry showed grade III differentiation ependymoma.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus