Journal article

Ependymoma in adults: Local experience with an uncommon tumour

Mina Asaid, Patrick D Preece, Mark A Rosenthal, Katharine J Drummond

Journal of Clinical Neuroscience | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

This study reviews our tertiary hospital experience in an adult population of ependymoma patients. Ependymomas are uncommon tumours of the central nervous system (CNS) and the literature provides little information to guide management and predict prognosis. The prospectively maintained Australian Comprehensive Cancer Outcomes and Research Database of CNS tumours was searched for patients diagnosed with ependymomas at the Royal Melbourne Hospital between January 2008 and December 2013. A total of 39 adult patients with ependymoma were identified, including 13 with spinal myxopapillary ependymoma. The mean age at diagnosis was 44 years. All patients underwent surgical resection, 67% of whom ha..

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