Stereotactic radiosurgery for nodular dissemination of anaplastic ependymoma

H. Endo, Toshihiro Kumabe, H. Jokura, R. Shirane, T. Tominaga, Eirik Helseth, Kintomo Takakura

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Abstract

Dissemination of primary intracranial ependymoma occurs in 10% of all cases and is difficult to treat, so this may be one of the major reasons for the poor prognosis. Two patients with nodular dissemination of anaplastic ependymoma were treated with repeated stereotactic radiosurgery using the gamma knife (GK), resulting in tumour control over 21 months. GK radiosurgery is a safe and effective treatment option for providing good local control in patients with nodular dissemination of ependymoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-298
Number of pages8
JournalActa neurochirurgica
Volume146
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar

Keywords

  • Anaplastic ependymoma
  • Dissemination
  • Gamma knife
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Endo, H., Kumabe, T., Jokura, H., Shirane, R., Tominaga, T., Helseth, E., & Takakura, K. (2004). Stereotactic radiosurgery for nodular dissemination of anaplastic ependymoma. Acta neurochirurgica, 146(3), 291-298. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00701-003-0208-x