Rare Metastasizing and Recurrent Myxopapillary Ependymoma - A Case Report

International Journal of Research in Health Sciences,2014,2,1,369-371.
Published:January 2014
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Anunayi Jeshtadi1, Neelima Govada2, Mona Siddiqua3, Krishna Reddy Chowdary4, Vijaya Sreedhar Veldurthi

1Associate Professor, 2Assistant Professor, 3,4Post graduate, 5Professor and HOD, Upgraded Department of Pathology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, A.P., INDIA.


Myxopapillary ependymomas are benign tumors of WHO grade I which are common in conus medullaris, filum terminale and cauda equina. Though benign, recurrence and metastasis are not uncommon hence, long term follow up is required. Here we present a case of recurrent and metastasizing myxopapillary ependymoma in 23 yr old female in spinal cord at D6-D10 level and 4th ventricle of brain.

H& E 40X Histopathology showing myxoid areas with papillary structures lined by cuboidal cells.