Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 69, Issue 3–4, pp 243–251 | Cite as

Supratentorial lobar ependymomas: Reports on the grading and survival periods in 80 cases, including 46 recurrences

  • D. Afra
  • W. Müller
  • F. Slowik
  • O. Wilcke
  • H. Budka
  • L. Turoczy


We report 80 supratentorial lobar ependymomas, including 46 recurrences. All underwent operation. In the total collection 34.5% survived for more than 5 years. The behaviour of children and adults was nearly identical. Based on a histological grading into three steps of malignancy (E 1, E 2, E 3), the ependymomas in low grade 1 showed a 5 years' survival time of 41.5%. Compared to a 28.5% survival in group E 2 at the same time. Results in group E 3, which histologically resembled malignant glioma or glioblastoma, are not relevant because of the small number of cases. More than 50% of the E 1 recurrences showed transformation to E 2. No transformation into a lower grade of malignancy has been observed.


Ependymoma grading of glioma recurrences of ependymomas supratentorial lobar gliomas 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Afra
    • 1
  • W. Müller
    • 2
  • F. Slowik
    • 1
  • O. Wilcke
    • 3
  • H. Budka
    • 4
  • L. Turoczy
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of NeurosurgeryBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Division of NeuropathologyPathological Institute of the UniversityKölnFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Department of Neurosurgeryb of the UniversityKölnFederal Republic of Germany
  4. 4.Neurological Institute of the UniversityWienAustria

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