Myxopapillary Ependymoma Containing Atypical Histopathological Cellular Features: A Case Report
Mecdi Gurhan Balci, Mahir Tayfur, Murat Duzgun, Ayse Nur Deger
Department of Pathology, Erzincan University, Mengucek Gazi Education and Research Hospital, Erzincan, Turkey
Med Sci Case Rep 2015; 2:69-71
Available online: 2015-12-09
Myxopapillary ependymomas are rare tumors typically located in the cauda equina and arising from monotonous fibrillary glial cells.
CASE REPORT: A 17-year-old male was admitted to our hospital with a complaint of lumbar and right leg pain. We found an intradural mass at L4–L5. The histopathological examination revealed a myxopapillary ependymoma with atypical cellular features.
CONCLUSIONS: In our case, there was myxopapillary ependymoma with atypical cellular features. This case is presented because this situation could lead to diagnostic problems.
Keywords: Carcinoma, Papillary, ependymoma, Spine