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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 161-163

Supratentorial ependymoma: A rare presentation in an adolescent

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Neurology, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of General Surgery, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Dilip Rajasekharan
Department of General Surgery, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysore - 570 023, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_19_19

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Ependymomas are rare primary glial tumors that arise from ependymal cells found in the central nervous system. While usually intracranial, they rarely arise from the supratentorial parenchyma. They have a variable clinical course and are aggressive in nature. Among the important prognostic factors include tumor location, histology, and extent of resection. Total surgical excision is the rule. Diagnosis is confirmed by histopathology. Suspicion of an ependymoma must, however, be borne in mind while dealing with a supratentorial space-occupying lesion.

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