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Ependymoma: Introduction

Ependymoma: A tumor that occurs in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Symptoms vary according to the aggressiveness, size and exact location of the tumor. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Ependymoma is available below.

Symptoms of Ependymoma

Treatments for Ependymoma

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Ependymoma?

Ependymoma: Complications

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Causes of Ependymoma

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Ependymoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Ependymoma

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to more »

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See melanoma and spitz more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The condition goes by the more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See misdiagnosis more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12 more »

Ependymoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Ependymoma

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Ependymoma:

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Ependymoma: Rare Types

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Ependymoma: Animations

Research about Ependymoma

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Clinical Trials for Ependymoma

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Ependymoma

Ependymoma: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Ependymoma:

Ependymoma (WHO grade II) is the most common ependymal neoplasm. It is a slow growing tumor of children and young adults and is usually located intraventricularly. It often causes clinical symptoms by blocking CSF pathways. Key histological features include perivascular pseudorosettes and ependymal rosettes.(Adapted from WHO) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ependymoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Ependymoma, or a subtype of Ependymoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Ependymoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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