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Case Report
4 (
Supp 1
); S121-S124
doi:
10.4103/0976-3147.116444

Fourth ventricular ependymoma with a distant intraventricular metastasis: Report of a rare case

Departments of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Departments of NeuroImaging and Interventional Radiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Departments of Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Address for correspondence: Dr. Manish Ranjan Department of Neurosurgery, NIMHANS Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka India drmanishranjan@gmail.com
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Abstract

ABSTRACT

Ependymoma is one of the uncommon tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) in the adult age group. These tumors have a distinct propensity for metastasis, both within and outside the CNS. However, dissemination at the time of first presentation and retrograde dissemination of the tumor is rare. We report the case of a patient with fourth ventricular anaplastic ependymoma who presented with left lateral ventricular metastasis which was anatomically different from the primary tumor. We describe the clinic‑pathological detail of the patient and discuss the probable pathophysiological basis for this rare presentation and its significance in management of the patient.

Keywords

Anaplasia
Cerebrospinal fluid
Ependymoma
Metastasis

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