Chapter 133. Intracranial Ependymoma

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief3,4,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head5,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head6 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director7,8
  1. Sajeel Chowdhary MD1 and
  2. Marc Chamberlain MD Professor Chief2

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch133

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Chowdhary, S. and Chamberlain, M. (2009) Intracranial Ependymoma, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch133

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 4

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 5

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 6

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 7

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 8

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

  2. 2

    University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • intracranial ependymoma;
  • ependymomas arising from ependymal cells of cerebral ventricles;
  • tumor types, classified under embryonal primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET);
  • cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dissemination - 3–12% of all intracranial ependymomas;
  • radiotherapy, representing frequently utilized adjuvant treatment for ependymomas;
  • recurrent ependymoma - management of recurrent ependymoma not receiving much attention;
  • central nervous system (CNS) involvement - using cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology and craniospinal contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI);
  • intracranial ependymomas, signs and symptoms of raised intracranial pressure


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Treatment

  • Recurrent ependymoma

  • Summary

  • Further reading