Diagnosis of ependymomasDDiagnosis of ependymomasDiagnosis of ependymomasEnglishNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC10.000000000000048.0000000000000517.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth look at the causes, medical symptoms, treatment, and outcomes for a child with ependymoma. Answers from Canadian Paediatric Hospitals.</p><p>Diagnostic tests will be used to see if your child has a brain tumour. A sample of tissue will be taken during surgery to confirm the diagnosis.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Diagnostic testing is done to determine if your child's symptoms are being caused by a brain tumour.</li> <li>Staging will be done at diagnosis to see if the ependymoma has spread.</li></ul>
Diagnostic des épendymomesDDiagnostic des épendymomesDiagnosis of ependymomasFrenchNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC10.000000000000048.0000000000000517.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>La présente page offre de l’information sur la façon dont les gliomes de haut grade sont diagnostiqués.</p><p>Des examens diagnostiques seront employés afin de vérifier si votre enfant est atteint d’une tumeur cérébrale. Un échantillon de tissu sera prélevé au cours d’une intervention chirurgicale afin de confirmer le diagnostic.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>On réalise des examens diagnostiques afin de déterminer si les symptômes de votre enfant sont causés par une tumeur cérébrale.</li> <li>La stadification sera réalisée au moment du diagnostic afin de vérifier si l’épendymome s’est propagé.</li></ul>

 

 

Diagnosis of ependymomas1327.00000000000Diagnosis of ependymomasDiagnosis of ependymomasDEnglishNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC10.000000000000048.0000000000000517.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth look at the causes, medical symptoms, treatment, and outcomes for a child with ependymoma. Answers from Canadian Paediatric Hospitals.</p><p>Diagnostic tests will be used to see if your child has a brain tumour. A sample of tissue will be taken during surgery to confirm the diagnosis.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Diagnostic testing is done to determine if your child's symptoms are being caused by a brain tumour.</li> <li>Staging will be done at diagnosis to see if the ependymoma has spread.</li></ul><p>Doctors and other medical professionals will use well-established diagnostic tests to see if a brain tumour is causing your child’s symptoms. These tests will include a physical examination, and brain scans such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography, which will identify the presence of a tumour. A sample of tissue will be taken at the time of surgery to confirm the diagnosis. This small piece of tumour will be removed and sent to a doctor called a pathologist. She will look at the tumour under a microscope to learn the exact type of tumour. </p> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Ependymoma (Supratentorial) MRI</span><img alt="" /> </figure><figure><span class="asset-image-title">Ependymoma (Infratentorial) MRI</span><img alt="" /> </figure> <h2>Staging</h2><p>In rare cases, an ependymoma can spread. Before starting any treatment, the doctor will first want to know if there are any other tumours in the brain or spine. For this reason, a number of tests are done at diagnosis to see if the cells have spread. This is called staging. These tests include an MRI of the spine, and studies of cells in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Sometimes tumours can spread.</p><p>Ependymomas are classified according to grade. In the brain, ependymomas are either grade 2 or 3. Grade 2 ependymomas are also called benign. Grade 3 ependymomas are also called malignant. However, the grading system is not very reliable and there is no agreement between different institutions on how to grade ependymomas. Also, the behaviour of the ependymoma does not necessarily match the grading. Scientists are working to develop a better classification system. </p><h2>More information</h2><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1313&language=English">Ependymomas </a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1347&language=English">Treatment of Ependymomas </a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1347&language=English">Recurrence of Ependymomas </a> <br></li></ul>Diagnosis of ependymomas

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