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Intramedullary Ependymoma, transverse section through spinal cord, H&E stain x 40

Last updated on Wednesday, April 8 2009 by gliageek

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Intramedullary Ependymoma, transverse section through spinal cord, H&E stain x 40
Ependymomas are unusual among glial tumors in that they tend to be well-circumscribed. The spinal cord, they generally expand posteriorly from the region of the central canal. This leads to predominantly sensory symptoms, which some clinicians feel allows preoperative diagnosis



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