Cortical ependymoma - A case report and review PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY Lehman, N. L., Jorden, M. A., Huhn, S. L., Barnes, P. D., Nelson, G. B., Fisher, P. G., Horoupian, D. S. 2003; 39 (1): 50-54


The authors report a rare case of a cortical ependymoma in a 10-year-old boy. The patient presented with complex partial seizures and a well-circumscribed, right frontal cortical mass. Routine microscopy showed a glial tumor with diverse histologic features. Immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy were required to establish the definitive diagnosis of cortical ependymoma. Cortical-based pediatric brain tumors range from World Health Organization grade I to III lesions and require significantly different treatment and follow-up. This case illustrates the importance of establishing an accurate neuropathologic tissue diagnosis of all pediatric cortical tumors.

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