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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 136
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.12.128
  • Title of Journal : WORLD NEUROSURGERY

Abstract

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.