Ependymoma is a type of brain tumor. It is a rare glioma that usually affects the ependyma or membrane lining the ventricles of the brain. A common location is at the fourth and lateral ventricles of the brain, thus causing blockage of the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid.

Ependymoma is most common in children and young adults, accounting for 8 to 10% of childhood brain tumor.

The most common symptoms of ependymoma include:

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Uncoordinated movement or ataxia
  • Mental and behavioral changes
  • Decreased visual acuity and vision disturbances
  • Increased intracranial pressure (ICP)
  • Obstructive hydrocephalus


See also:
Brain Tumor Overview

Increased intracranial pressure (ICP)

Brain Tumor Types:

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