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Myxopapillary ependymomas presenting in the soft tissue over the sacrococcygeal region

Myxopapillary ependymomas presenting in the soft tissue over the sacrococcygeal region Seven myxopapillary ependymomas presenting in the soft tissue over the sacrococcygeal area are described. Clinically, a mass, thought to be a pilonidal cyst or sinus, was a common presenting feature. An origin from heterotopic ependymal tissue over the sacrococcygeal area best explains the location of these tumors. Histologically, the myxopapillary ependymoma has a typical papillary pattern with mucinous degeneration of the stroma beneath the covering ependymel cells. The best therapy is complete surgical excision; however, if removal is incomplete, recurrence would be expected, possibly after a long period. Irradiation therapy must be considered as palliative treatment. Myxopapillary ependymomas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of soft tissue or subcutaneous tumors in the sacrococcygeal area. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cancer Wiley

Myxopapillary ependymomas presenting in the soft tissue over the sacrococcygeal region

Cancer , Volume 19 (4) – Apr 1, 1966

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Wiley
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Copyright © 1966 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0008-543X
eISSN
1097-0142
DOI
10.1002/1097-0142(196604)19:4<585::AID-CNCR2820190418>3.0.CO;2-Y
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Abstract

Seven myxopapillary ependymomas presenting in the soft tissue over the sacrococcygeal area are described. Clinically, a mass, thought to be a pilonidal cyst or sinus, was a common presenting feature. An origin from heterotopic ependymal tissue over the sacrococcygeal area best explains the location of these tumors. Histologically, the myxopapillary ependymoma has a typical papillary pattern with mucinous degeneration of the stroma beneath the covering ependymel cells. The best therapy is complete surgical excision; however, if removal is incomplete, recurrence would be expected, possibly after a long period. Irradiation therapy must be considered as palliative treatment. Myxopapillary ependymomas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of soft tissue or subcutaneous tumors in the sacrococcygeal area.

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CancerWiley

Published: Apr 1, 1966

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