Myxopapillary ependymoma

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Myxopapillary ependymoma

Myxopapillary ependymoma (MEPN) is a slow-growing ependymoma (a type of glioma, which is a tumor that arises from the supportive tissue of the brain). They tend to occur in the lower part of the spinal column and are usually considered to be benign, low-grade or grade I tumors. The age of diagnosis ranges from 6 to 82 years. Symptoms of an ependymoma are related to the location and size of the tumor and may include nausea; vomiting; headache; pain; numbness; bowel or bladder symptoms; and various other signs and symptoms. The cause of ependymomas is unknown. They are known to recur locally (more commonly in individuals diagnosed in childhood). Treatment may vary depending on the location, grade, and whether the tumor has spread to the spine, but typically includes aggressive surgery; management may also include chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
 

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The terms "Myxopapillary ependymoma" returned 16 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Myxopapillary ependymoma in the third ventricle area and sacral canal: dropped or retrograde metastasis?
 

Author(s): Ming Wang, Huafeng Wang, Yongqing Zhou, Renya Zhan, Shu Wan

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 2013 ;53(4):237-41.

 

Myxopapillary ependymoma (MPE) is a rare type of central nervous system neoplasm mostly located in the cauda equina and filum terminale regions. A previously healthy 22-year-old Chinese man presented with the first case of MPE in the third ventricle area and sacral canal initially ...

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2013

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Management of pediatric myxopapillary ependymoma: the role of adjuvant radiation.
 

Author(s): Harold C Agbahiwe, Moody Wharam, Sachin Batra, Kenneth Cohen, Stephanie A Terezakis

Journal: Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys.. 2013 Feb;85(2):421-7.

 

Myxopapillary ependymoma (MPE) is a rare tumor in children. The primary treatment is gross total resection (GTR), with no clearly defined role for adjuvant radiation therapy (RT). Published reports, however, suggest that children with MPE present with a more aggressive disease course. ...

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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Myxopapillary ependymoma on MR myelography.
 

Author(s): Laurens J L De Cocker, Lucas M L De Cocker, Filip Van Grimberge, Guy Verbeeck, Abolghassem Sepehrnia

Journal: J Neuroradiol. 2013 Mar;40(1):64-5.

 

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2013

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The terms "Myxopapillary ependymoma" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Medullary and intracranial metastases of myxopapillary ependymoma].
 

Author(s): R Libório, R F Pais, G B Soares, A Rocha, F Ferreira, T Garcia, F F Pais

Journal: Acta Med Port. ;14(1):133-8.

 

After a brief introduction about the clinical, histological and therapeutic characteristics of myxopapillar spinal ependymoma of cone medullar and filum terminale, three cases with medullar and intracranial seeding of myxopapillar spinal ependymoma are retrospectively reviewed. Surgical ...

Last Updated: 26 Apr 2001

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Iodine I 131 Monoclonal Antibody 3F8 in Treating Patients With Central Nervous System Cancer or Leptomeningeal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors; Intraocular Melanoma; Lung Cancer; Melanoma (Skin); Metastatic Cancer; Neuroblastoma; Ovarian Cancer; Retinoblastoma; Sarcoma; Small Intestine Cancer

 

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2016

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Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Brain Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors

 

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2009

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