Giant cell ependymoma of the thoracic spine: pathology case report.

@article{Shamji2009GiantCE,
  title={Giant cell ependymoma of the thoracic spine: pathology case report.},
  author={Mohammed F. Shamji and Brien G. Benoit and Arie Perry and Gerard H. Jansen},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={
          E566-7; discussion E567
        }
}
UNLABELLED INTRODUCTION AND IMPORTANCE: Spinal ependymomas are slow-growing lesions that comprise the majority of primary spinal cord neoplasms. When surgery is indicated, the extent of tumor removal is most prognostic for long-term survival. Unusual histological subtypes can make intraoperative diagnosis spurious, possibly altering the surgical approach from gross total resection for ependymomas to debulking for high-grade astrocytomas. CLINICAL PRESENTATION We describe a 67-year-old woman… CONTINUE READING

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