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Myxopapillary Ependymoma Containing Atypical Histopathological Cellular Features: A Case Report

Mecdi Gurhan Balci, Mahir Tayfur, Murat Duzgun, Ayse Nur Deger

Med Sci Case Rep 2015; 2:69-71

DOI: 10.12659/MSCR.896363

Available online: 2015-12-09

Published: 2015-12-09


BACKGROUND: 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