Neuroendoscopic resection of posterior third ventricular ependymoma. Case report. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms
  • Ependymoma
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Third Ventricle
  • Ventriculostomy

abstract

  • The practice of neuroendoscopy in the definitive management of cystic tumors and hydrocephalus has been well established. Resection of solid intraventricular tumors by a primary endoscopic technique, however, has rarely been demonstrated. The authors present the case of a 31-year-old woman in whom endoscopic resection of a posterior third ventricular ependymoma was successfully accomplished. Metastatic workup yielded no sites of dissemination, adjuvant radiation therapy was deferred, and the patient has been without radiographic evidence of disease after 6 months of follow up. Endoscopic resection of solid tumors appears feasible in select patients and warrants further evaluation.

publication date

  • January 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 16048289

Additional Document Info

start page

  • E3

volume

  • 18

number

  • 6 A