Giant Cell Ependymoma of The Lumbar Spine: Case Report and Review of The Literature


KARABAĞLI P., Deda H., Sav A.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.28, no.1, pp.109-115, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-115

Abstract

Giant cell ependymoma (GCE), is a extremely rare subtype of ependymoma. To date 14 cases have been documented in the literature. Here we present a case of GCE occuring in a 32-year-old patient with a 3-month history of progressively increasing pain in low back and right leg. Magnetic Resonance Imaging demonstrated a well circumscribed and enhancing intramedullar mass extending from L1 to L3. Tumor was totally resected. Histological and immunohistochemical findings were consistent with low grade giant cell ependymoma. This case is the first GCE of a lumbar spinal cord.