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Childhood Ependymoma Treatment (PDQ®)

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Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Childhood Subependymoma

The standard treatment option for newly diagnosed subependymoma (WHO Grade I) includes the following:

  1. Surgery.

In cases requiring therapy, complete surgical removal is often curative.

Occasionally, subependymomas cause ventricular obstruction and, in these cases, ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement is indicated. Spontaneous intratumoral hemorrhage has also been observed.[1]

  1. Waldron JS, Tihan T: Epidemiology and pathology of intraventricular tumors. Neurosurg Clin N Am 14 (4): 469-82, 2003.  [PUBMED Abstract]