Ependymoma differential diagnosis

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ahmad Al Maradni, M.D. [2]

Overview

Ependymoma must be differentiated from medulloblastoma, choroid plexus papilloma, and glioblastoma.

Differentiating ependymoma from other diseases

  • Ependymoma can not be differentiated from other brain tumors clinically, biopsy is required for definitive diagnosis.
  • Differential diagnoses of ependymoma include other intracranial tumors, such as:

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