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Clinical Analysis of Glioma: Ependymoma

  • M. Kitahara

Abstract

Ependymoma is a localized tumor and is known to be a glioma that can be completely resected. However, such tumors are often deep-seated near the ventricles, histologically malignant, or show spinal dissemination; it is not unusual for appropriate therapy to be uncertain and the prognosis poor. The results of a national survey on brain tumors in Japan [2.8] has indicated that the prognosis in ependymoma is not good, with the 5-year survival rate for intracranial ependymoma being 44.5% and that for malignant ependymoma 26.5%.

Keywords

Fourth Ventricle Spinal Dissemination Malignant Meningioma Choroid Plexus Papilloma Anaplastic Ependymoma 
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