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Rare disease
Total removal of cervicothoracic intramedullary 160-mm-long spinal cord ependymoma: a rare case report
  1. Alaattin Yurt1,
  2. Mehmet Selçuki2,
  3. Ali Rıza Ertürk1,
  4. Ali Küpelioğlu3,
  5. Yahya Turan1,
  6. Muammer Atıcı1
  1. 1
    Department of Neurosurgery, İzmir Training and Research Hospital, 123/4 sokak No 13 Kat 2 daire 4 Poligon/İzmir, Turkey
  2. 2
    Department of Neurosurgery, Kent Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
  3. 3
    Department of Pathology, Güneş Pathology Laboratory, İzmir, Turkey
  1. Dr Alaattin Yurt, alayurt{at}


Ependymomas are neuroectodermal tumours arising from ependymal cells of the ventricular system, choroid plexus, filum terminale, or central canal of the spinal cord. We report on a 160-mm-long cervicothoracic intramedullary spinal cord ependymoma. The tumour was totally removed; no radiotherapy was used as an adjunctive therapy. Postoperative magnetic resonance imaging confirmed that the tumour had been totally removed.

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