Child's Nervous System

, Volume 19, Issue 5–6, pp 270–285 | Cite as

Ependymoma

  • Charles Teo
  • Peter Nakaji
  • Patricia Symons
  • Vivienne Tobias
  • Richard Cohn
  • Robert Smee
Review Paper

Abstract

Introduction

The management of a patient with an ependymoma is controversial. Although the necessity for a multi-disciplined approach is accepted, the exact roles for all disciplines are poorly defined.

Review

This review article examines the current status of histopathological and cytogenetic diagnosis, surgical, chemotherapeutic and radiotherapeutic treatment and future directions.

Keywords

Ependymoma Paediatric Brain tumour 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Teo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter Nakaji
    • 3
  • Patricia Symons
    • 4
  • Vivienne Tobias
    • 4
  • Richard Cohn
    • 5
  • Robert Smee
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgerySydney Children's HospitalRandwickAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Minimally Invasive NeurosurgeryPrince of Wales Private HospitalRandwickAustralia
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of California, San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  4. 4.Department of Anatomical PathologySEALS Sydney Children's HospitalRandwickAustralia
  5. 5.Department of Haematology and OncologySydney Children's HospitalRandwickAustralia
  6. 6.Department of Radiation OncologyPrince of Wales HospitalRandwickAustralia

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