Ependymoma is a tumor that arises from the ependyma, a tissue of the central nervous system. Usually, in children the location is intracranial, while in adults it is spinal. The common location of intracranial ependymoma is the fourth ventricle. Rarely, ependymoma can occur in the pelvic cavity.



Ependymoma of 4.ventricle in MRI. Left without, right with contrast-enhancement.


Ependymoma of 4.ventricle in MRI.


Ependymoma of 4.ventricle in MRI.


Syringomyelia can be caused by an ependymoma. Ependymomas are also seen with Neurofibromatosis Type II.

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