Supratentorial ependymoma

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel

Presentation

Post-craniotomy status. Past history of severe headache and seizures.

Patient Data

Age: 9 years
Gender: Male
CT

Post craniotomy status. Densely calcified mass in right parieto-temporal lobe with surrounding edema.

Case Discussion

Histologically proven case of ependymoma.

Supratentorial ependymomas are usually intraparanchymal. They are believed to be due to trapping of embryonic rests of ependymal tissue in the developing cerebral paranchyma.

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Case information

rID: 25237
Case created: 14th Oct 2013
Last edited: 14th Mar 2016
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