What is an Ependymoma? (Definition)
Ependymoma is classified as a rare tumor of the brain or spinal cord which occurs in both adults and children. Ependymoma is known as a primary tumor, which means that it begins in either the brain or spine within the central nervous system (CNS). Primary brain and spinal cord tumors are typically grouped by where the cells start.
Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms of an ependymoma are related to the location and size of the tumor. The most common symptoms of this condition are:
- Severe headache
- Visual loss or difficulty distinguishing colors
- Uncontrollable twitching
- Bilateral Babinski sign (damaged reflexes)
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