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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 134-136

Multicentric intradural extramedullary ependymoma: Report of a rare case

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Orthopedics, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Raghvendra Ramdasi
Department of Neurosurgery, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 15 Dr. Deshmukh Marg, Pedder Road, Mumbai - 400 026, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-8237.161596

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Spinal ependymoma commonly presents as an intramedullary tumor. We present a rare case of multicentric intradural extramedullary spinal ependymoma. A 59 years old female presented to us with spastic quadriparesis for 10 months. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spinal cord showed discretely located enhancing tumor masses from at C1-C2, C6-C7, and D4 to L3 level. Subtotal resection of the symptomatic tumor at C6-C7 and D7-D9 was done. The patient underwent radiotherapy with 50.4 Gy. At follow-up of 11 months, patient is doing well. The relevant literature is reviewed.

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