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Pediatr Neurosurg. 2003 Jul;39(1):50-4.

Cortical ependymoma. A case report and review.

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Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical Center, Calif 94305, USA. nlehman@stanford.edu

Abstract

The authors report a rare case of a cortical ependymoma in a 10-year-old boy. The patient presented with complex partial seizures and a well-circumscribed, right frontal cortical mass. Routine microscopy showed a glial tumor with diverse histologic features. Immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy were required to establish the definitive diagnosis of cortical ependymoma. Cortical-based pediatric brain tumors range from World Health Organization grade I to III lesions and require significantly different treatment and follow-up. This case illustrates the importance of establishing an accurate neuropathologic tissue diagnosis of all pediatric cortical tumors.

PMID:
12784079
DOI:
10.1159/000070881
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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