Mediastinum
Other benign / low grade tumors
Ependymoma



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Revised: 13 February 2019

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PubMed Search: Ependymoma mediastinum

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Ependymoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/mediastinumependymoma.html. Accessed September 16th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • CNS tumor, very rarely occurs as mediastinal primary
Epidemiology
  • Most patients are female
Clinical features
  • Usually do not invade surrounding tissues but lymph node metastases have been reported
  • May derive from paravertebral ependymal rests due to location, sympathetic ganglia, lack of teratomatous elements (Ann Diagn Pathol 1998;2:293)
Case reports
Gross description
  • Tumor shows both cystic and solid elements
Microscopic (histologic) images

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