Surgical technique and outcomes in the treatment of spinal cord ependymomas: part II: myxopapillary ependymoma.
Myxopapillary ependymomas (MPE) are a subtype of ependymoma that most commonly occurs near the conus and filum terminale.
The original radiologic differential diagnosis included an ependymoma, myxopapillary ependymoma
, infiltrating glioma, or, less likely, a primary nerve sheath tumor.
The diagnosis was myxopapillary ependymoma
, a type of spinal tumor.
Immunohistochemical comparison of chordoma with chondrosarcoma, myxopapillary ependymoma
, and chordoid meningioma.
is a benign ependymoma, composing 40% to 50% of all ependymomas in adults, but more rarely seen in children.
This patient first presented with a nerve root/cauda equina mass, which simulated a myxopapillary ependymoma
(MPE) is a subtype of ependymoma that is predominantly found in the region of the conus medullaris and filum terminale, and represents 27% of all intraspinal ependymomas.