Intracranial ependymomas: A review

Glenn L. Applegate, Maryanne H. Marymont*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Ependymomas are rare neuroectodermal tumors arising from ependymal cells of the ventricular system, choroid plexus, filum terminale, and central canal of the spinal cord (1,2). This review focuses on intracranial ependymomas with special emphasis on pathology, etiology, cytogenetic characteristics, and adjuvant radiation therapy. Recent advances in neurosurgical technique, radiation therapy, and molecular biology have affected management of these tumors and have the potential to increase long-term cure rates. The role of highly advanced radiation therapy techniques such as stereotactic radiosurgery will need to be better defined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)588-593
Number of pages6
JournalCancer Investigation
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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