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Ependymoma

Disease definition

Ependymoma is the most frequent intramedullary tumor in adults (but accounts for only 10-12% of pediatric central nervous system tumors), and can be benign or anaplastic. Ependymoma arise from the ependymal cells of the cerebral ventricles, corticle rests and central canal of the spinal cord, and manifest with variable symptoms such headache, vomiting, seizures, focal neurological signs and loss of vision and can cause obstructive hydrocephalus in some cases.

ORPHA:251636

Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Classic ependymoma
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: D43.2
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0014474
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 6353
  • MedDRA: 10014967

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