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Cortical ependymoma. A case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12784079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report a rare case of a cortical ependymoma in a 10-year-old boy. The patient presented with complex partial seizures and a well-circumscribed, right frontal cortical mass. Routine microscopy showed a glial tumor with diverse histologic features. Immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy were required to establish the definitive diagnosis of cortical ependymoma. Cortical-based pediatric brain tumors range from World Health Organization grade I to III lesions and require significantly different treatment and follow-up. This case illustrates the importance of establishing an accurate neuropathologic tissue diagnosis of all pediatric cortical tumors.
Norman L Lehman; Michelle A Jorden; Stephen L Huhn; Patrick D Barnes; Gregg B Nelson; Paul G Fisher; Dikran S Horoupian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-04     Completed Date:  2003-07-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical Center, Calif 94305, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery*
Cerebral Cortex / pathology*,  surgery*
Diagnosis, Differential
Ependymoma / pathology*,  surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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