EpendymomasEEpendymomasEpendymomasEnglishNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-07-17T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC12.000000000000034.0000000000000103.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Ependymomas are a type of brain tumour. Discover what causes ependymomas and what the medical symptoms are.<br></p><p>Ependymomas grow in the cells in the lining of the fluid filled spaces, or ventricles, in the brain. They are usually located in the back of the brain, in the cerebellum . Less often, they are located in the upper brain, in the supratentorial region, and rarely in the spine. Ependymomas are more common in children under the age of 6, and particularly under the age of two. Although they are not usually classified as benign or cancerous (malignant ), they are treated like malignant tumours because of how they behave. They are treated with surgery , which is almost always followed by radiation therapy and chemotherapy . However, the role of chemotherapy is unclear. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Ependymomas grow in the cells in the lining of the fluid filled spaces, or ventricles, in the brain.</li> <li>Ependymomas are treated with surgery, which is almost always followed by radiation therapy and chemotherapy.</li> <li>Ependymomas can also cause fatigue , coordination problems, feeding problems, and uncontrollable eye movements.</li></ul>
ÉpendymomesÉÉpendymomesEpendymomasFrenchNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-07-17T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC12.000000000000034.0000000000000103.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprendre au sujet des épendymomes, les causes y les symptômes médicaux. Réponses dignes de confiance de l'Hospital for Sick Children.</p><p>Les épendymomes se développement dans les cellules de la paroi des espaces ou des ventricules remplis de liquide dans le cerveau. Ils se trouvent habituellement à l’arrière de l’encéphale, dans le cervelet. Moins souvent, ils se trouvent dans l’encéphale supérieur, dans la région sustentorielle, et, rarement, dans la moelle épinière. Les épendymomes se retrouvent le plus souvent chez les enfants âgés de moins de 6 ans, et particulièrement chez ceux de moins de 2 ans. Bien qu’ils ne soient pas classifiés comme bénins ou cancéreux (malins), on les traite comme des tumeurs malignes en raison de la façon dont ils se comportent. On les traite par la chirurgie, qui est presque toujours suivie de radiothérapie et de chimiothérapie. Cependant, le rôle de la chimiothérapie n’est pas précis. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les épendymomes se développement dans les cellules de la paroi des espaces, ou ventricules, remplis de liquide dans l’encéphale.</li> <li>Les épendymomes sont traités au moyen d’une intervention chirurgicale qui est presque toujours suivie de radiothérapie et de chimiothérapie.</li> <li>Les épendymomes peuvent aussi causer de la fatigue, des problèmes de coordination, des problèmes d’alimentation et des mouvements incontrôlables des yeux.</li></ul>

 

 

Ependymomas1313.00000000000EpendymomasEpendymomasEEnglishNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-07-17T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC12.000000000000034.0000000000000103.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Ependymomas are a type of brain tumour. Discover what causes ependymomas and what the medical symptoms are.<br></p><p>Ependymomas grow in the cells in the lining of the fluid filled spaces, or ventricles, in the brain. They are usually located in the back of the brain, in the cerebellum . Less often, they are located in the upper brain, in the supratentorial region, and rarely in the spine. Ependymomas are more common in children under the age of 6, and particularly under the age of two. Although they are not usually classified as benign or cancerous (malignant ), they are treated like malignant tumours because of how they behave. They are treated with surgery , which is almost always followed by radiation therapy and chemotherapy . However, the role of chemotherapy is unclear. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Ependymomas grow in the cells in the lining of the fluid filled spaces, or ventricles, in the brain.</li> <li>Ependymomas are treated with surgery, which is almost always followed by radiation therapy and chemotherapy.</li> <li>Ependymomas can also cause fatigue , coordination problems, feeding problems, and uncontrollable eye movements.</li></ul><h2>What causes an ependymoma?</h2><p>We don’t know what causes an ependymoma . There is no way to predict that a child will get a tumour . Nobody is to blame if a child develops a tumour. </p><p>Researchers have also been studying whether environmental factors , such as radiation, food, or chemicals, can cause brain tumours. At the moment, there is no definite proof that there is a connection. </p><h2>How many other children have ependymomas?</h2><p>Ependymomas account for about 8% to 10% of brain tumours in children.</p><h2>What are the medical symptoms of an ependymoma?</h2><p>The symptoms may be different based on the location of the tumour. If the ependymoma is in the cerebellum, there may be coordination problems or signs of hydrocephalus , such as headache, vomiting, and nausea . Children younger than two may have a larger head size due to hydrocephalus. If the ependymoma is in the upper part of the brain, it can cause hemiparesis , which is weakness on one side of the brain, as well as headaches and sometimes seizures. </p><p>Ependymomas can also cause fatigue , coordination problems, feeding problems, and uncontrollable eye movements.</p><p> For more information please see:</p><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1327&language=English">Diagnosis of Ependymomas</a> </li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1364&language=English">Treatment of Ependymomas</a> </li></ul> <br>Ependymomas

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