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Surg Neurol Int. 2012;3:107. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.101001. Epub 2012 Sep 13.

Anaplastic supratentorial cortical ependymoma presenting as a butterfly lesion.

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Department of Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Anaplastic cortical ependymomas are rare lesions with few cases reported in the literature.

CASE DESCRIPTION:

We present a unique case of an anaplastic cortical ependymoma in a 51-year-old female presenting as a butterfly lesion with involvement of both frontal lobes. The patient underwent gross total resection of her tumor with further adjuvant treatment. We present the findings in our case and review the literature surrounding supratentorial ependymomas and their treatment outcomes.

CONCLUSION:

Rarely, cortical ependymoma can present as a butterfly lesion and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of such lesions in adults.

KEYWORDS:

Adult; Anaplastic; Cortical; Ependymoma; Supratentorial

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