Tailored therapy: Surgical and radiosurgical treatment for two distinct myxopapillary ependymomas in the same patient. A case report

Edvin Zekaj, Guglielmo Iess, Christian Saleh, Domenico Servello

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Abstract

Myxopapillary ependymomas are low grade neoplasms, which originate mostly from the medullary conus, cauda equina and the filum terminale. To date the principal treatment is surgical, total- or subtotal removal (GTR or STR), which can be associated with adjuvant radiotherapy. We report a patient with two tumor locations, one larger tumor at the L3 to S1 level and a smaller S2-S3 localized lesion. The patient was treated successfully with a combined approach of GTR of L3-S1 lesion and radiosurgical treatment of S2-S3 lesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume77
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Gross surgical resection
  • Myxopapillary ependymomas
  • Radiotherapy
  • Subtotal removal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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