Ependymoma physical examination

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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

Patients with ependymoma usually appear well. Physical examination of patients with ependymoma is usually remarkable for altered mental status, spasticity, and muscle weakness.

Physical Examination

Common physical examination findings of ependymoma include:[1]

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Musculoskeletal

References

  1. Radhakrishnan N, Nair NS, Hingwala DR, Kapilamoorthy TR, Radhakrishnan VV (2012). "Tanycytic ependymoma of filum terminale: a case report.". Clin Neurol Neurosurg 114 (2): 169-71. doi:10.1016/j.clineuro.2011.09.017. PMID 22056760.

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