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Rare disease
Spinal claudication due to myxopapillary ependymoma
  1. S Stacpoole,
  2. C McGuigan,
  3. S L Rahul Phadke,
  4. J Stevens,
  5. D Choi,
  6. R Kapoor
  1. National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neurology, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK
  1. sstacpoole{at}


Spinal, also called neurogenic, claudication is common, and in the elderly it is almost invariably caused by degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. There are, however, a few rare but important other causes that should be considered, as in this case.

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