Intramedullary Subependymoma of Lower Thoracic Cord

Authors

  • Hafiza Hifza Bashir Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Karachi. Pakistan
  • Hafiza Fatima Aziz Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Shahzad Shamim Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.23-66

Abstract

Spinal subependymoma (SSE) is a rare intramedullary, benign tumour. Surgical excision is the preferred approach. However, the interwoven pattern of neural tissue within the tumour dictates the extent of resection. Where gross total resection is linked with possible neurological deficits, subtotal resection or close observation may support better functional outcomes. The evidence for the management of SSE is based mostly on case reports. Herein, we review the existing literature regarding treatment options and clinical outcomes of spinal subependymoma.

Published

2023-08-15

How to Cite

Hafiza Hifza Bashir, Hafiza Fatima Aziz, & Muhammad Shahzad Shamim. (2023). Intramedullary Subependymoma of Lower Thoracic Cord. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 73(9), 1919–1920. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.23-66

Issue

Section

EVIDENCE BASED NEURO-ONCOLOGY