Clinical and neuroradiologic findings in infants with intracranial ependymomas

Anne Marie Spalding Comi, James W. Backstrom, Peter C. Burger, Patricia K. Duffner

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Typical clinical characteristics, neuroradiologic findings, and initial neuroradiologic studies were reviewed for 40 patients 1-weighted MRI scans, 10 (67%) demonstrated low-signal intensity tumors, and 15 (94%) of the 16 T2-weighted scans revealed high-signal tumors. Forty- three percent of the tumors were cystic. Blood was observed within only 2 tumors and peritumoral edema was uncommon. Twenty-five percent of the ependymomas extended out to involve the dura, and 97% of the infratentorial tumors showed characteristic plasticity. Hydrocephalus was present in 34 (85%) children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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