Long-Term Surgical Resection Outcomes of Pediatric Myxopapillary Ependymoma: Experience of Two Centers and Brief Literature Review

Abdallah A., Emel E., Gunduz H. B., Sofuoglu O. E., Asilturk M., Abdallah B. G.

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.136, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 136
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.12.128
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Index Islamicus, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: Myxopapillary ependymoma (MPE) is a rarely reported lesion of the spinal cord in the pediatric population. Based on their low mitotic index and slow-growth, MPEs are classified as low-grade glial tumors. However, MPEs have malignant characteristics, such as distant neural axis and extraneural axis dissemination. We present the long-term surgical resection outcomes of 5 consecutive pediatric MPE cases and the results of a literature search for reported cases of pediatric spinal MPE.