Giant destructive myxopapillary ependymomas of the sacrum: Clinical article

Nasir A. Quraishi, Jean Paul Wolinsky, Ali Bydon, Timothy Witham, Ziya L. Gokaslan

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Myxopapillary ependymomas rarely present as a primary intrasacral lesion, and extensive sacral osteolysis is unusual. The authors report a case series of 6 patients with these complex tumors causing extensive sacral destruction, who underwent resection, lumbopelvic reconstruction, and fusion. The operative procedure, complications, and outcome are summarized after a mean followup of 3.55 years (range 18-80 months).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-159
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2010


  • Lumbopelvic reconstruction
  • Myxopapillary ependymoma
  • Sacral osteolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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