Spinal ependymoma

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By Jai Grewal MD, Harpreet K Grewal MD, and Santosh Kesari MD

In this clinical article, Drs. J Grewal and H Grewal of Long Island Brain Tumor Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C. in Great Neck, New York, and Santosh Kesari of Moores UCSD Cancer Center provide a review of spinal ependymomas, highlighting molecular features of the most common primary intraspinal tumor of adults. The article also incorporates newly published epidemiological data, surgical treatment options, and briefly comments on the occurrence of these tumors in pregnancy.