A type of brain tumour. Rare type of glioma. Affects the ependymal cells of the brain and can occur anywhere in the brain or spinal cord. Most often found in the main part of the brain (cerebrum).
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a tumour of the cells lining the ventricles of the brain or central canal of the spinal cord
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Ependymoma: A type of brain tumor derived from the cells that line the cavities within the ventricles of the brain and the central canal of the spinal cord. Because cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) normally flows through the cerebral ventricles and the central canal of the spinal cord, blockage due to an e...
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<oncology, tumour> This primary brain tumour accounts for 8 to 10% of paediatric brain tumours. These tumours occur in the ventricles of the brain and often cause obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid. ... Symptoms include headache, vomiting and ataxia. Treatment often includes a combination ...
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(ә-pen″dә-mo´mә) a tumor composed of differentiated cells of the ependyma; most are slow growing and benign, but a few are malignant.
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ependymoma A glioma derived from relatively undifferentiated ependymal cells, comprising approximately 1-3% of all intracranial neoplasms. A glioma is a brain tumor that begins in a glial, or supportive, cell, in the brain or spinal cord. Malignant gliomas are the most common primary tumors of the...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ĕ-pen′di-mō′mă Definitions: 1. A glioma derived from relatively undifferentiated ependymal cells, comprising approximately 1-3% of all intracranial neoplasms; ependymomas occur in all age groups and may originate from the lining of any of the vent...
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Ependymoma is a tumor that arises from the ependyma, a tissue of the central nervous system. Usually, in pediatric cases the location is intracranial, while in adults it is spinal. The common location of intracranial ependymoma is the fourth ventricle. Rarely, ependymoma can occur in the pelvic cav...
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A type of brain tumour. It can start in any part of the brain or spine.
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A type of brain tumor that begins in cells lining the spinal cord central canal (fluid-filled space down the center) or the ventricles (fluid-filled spaces of the brain). Ependymomas may also form in the choroid plexus (tissue in the ventricles that makes cerebrospinal fluid). Also called ependymal ...
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