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The following summary is from Orphanet, a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.
Orpha Number: 251636
Ependymoma is the most frequent intramedullary tumor in adults (but accounts for only 10-12% of pediatric central nervous system tumors), and can be benign or anaplastic. Ependymoma arise from the ependymal cells of the cerebral ventricles, corticle rests and central canal of the spinal cord, and manifest with variable symptoms such headache, vomiting, seizures, focal neurological signs and loss of vision and can cause obstructive hydrocephalus in some cases.
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Source: GARD Last updated on 05-01-20
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