Myxopapillary ependymoma of the filum terminale and cauda equina in childhood: report of seven cases and review of the literature.

@article{Chan1984MyxopapillaryEO,
  title={Myxopapillary ependymoma of the filum terminale and cauda equina in childhood: report of seven cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Hing Sang Chan and Laurence Edward Becker and Harold J. Hoffman and Robin P. Humphreys and E. Bruce Hendrick and Charles R. Fitz and S. H. Chuang},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={204-10}
}
Seven of fourteen children with spinal cord ependymoma had myxopapillary tumors of the filum terminale. These tumors made up 15.9% of all primary spinal neuroectodermal tumors in children (44 cases) seen during a 62-year period (1919 to 1981). Their clinical presentation, radiological features, pathological findings, treatment, and outcome are reported. Six of the seven patients were known to be alive at the time of writing. The seventh patient was lost to follow-up after 3 years without tumor… CONTINUE READING

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