Giant cell ependymoma of the spinal cord. Case report and review of the literature.

@article{Fourney2004GiantCE,
  title={Giant cell ependymoma of the spinal cord. Case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Daryl Robert Fourney and Abdolreza Siadati and Janet M. Bruner and Ziya L. Gokaslan and Laurence D Rhines},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={100 1 Suppl Spine},
  pages={75-9}
}
Several rare histological variants of ependymoma have been described. The authors report on a patient in whom cervical spinal cord astrocytoma was originally diagnosed after evaluation of a limited biopsy specimen. More abundant tissue obtained during gross-total resection included areas of well-differentiated ependymoma. The histological features of the tumor were extremely unusual, with a major component of pleomorphic giant cells. Its histological, immunohistochemical, and electron… CONTINUE READING
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