Research Article

Ependymomas with extraneural metastasis to lung in children: A case report and literature review

Shunnan Ge#, Miao Lou#, Jiarui Zhang, Min Chao, Yang Jiao, Guodong Gao, Yan Qu and Liang Wang*

Published: 06/16/2020 | Volume 4 - Issue 1 | Pages: 041-045


Ependymomas, which account for 10% of pediatric central nervous system (CNS) tumors,  arise from the ependymal cells that line the cerebral ventricles and the central canal of the spinal cord. Extraneural metastasis to lung is rare for ependymomas primary tumors. Repeated surgeries that disrupt the blood-brain barrier may contribute to haematogenous spread, but the mechanism remains unclear. We present a case of ependymoma with extraneural metastasis to lung in a child and discuss reported cases of extracranial metastatic ependymoma with this presentation.

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