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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 256-258

Unspecific clinical manifestation of cauda equina myxopapillary ependymoma

1 Republican Scientific Center of Neurosurgery, Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Elbek Shodievich Halikulov
Department of Neurosurgery, Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute, Bagishamal Street 223, Yunusabad Region, 100140 Tashkent City
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Source of Support: Nil, Conflict of Interest: None declared.

DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.161198

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A 9-year-old boy admitted to the neurosurgical hospital complaining of headache, vomiting, abdominal pain, and weakness in the arms and legs, urinary retention. Previously, the patient had a treatment of pediatricians. He was examined, magnetic resonance imaging revealed the tumor of the conus medullaris and cauda equina. The surgery was performed with removal myxopapillary ependymoma (ME). Postoperative neurological symptoms regressed; he has received radiotherapy postoperatively. This case illustrates a rare clinical presentation of ME, which simulated intracranial, thoracic, and caudal pathology. We presented features of the clinical presentation, diagnostics, and treatment options of this ependymoma.

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