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Myxopapillary ependymoma

Disease definition

Myxopapillary ependymoma (MEPN) describes a slow growing ependymoma located almost exclusively in the conus medullaris-cauda equina-filum terminale region of the spinal cord, presenting in all age groups, and manifesting with variable symptoms such as neck pain, vomiting and unsteady gait and metastasis. It has a more aggressive disease course and is seen in the pediatric population.

ORPHA:251643

Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages, Childhood, Adolescent
  • ICD-10: D43.2
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0205769
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 10633
  • MedDRA: -

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