Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 396--398

Single staged complete length excision of the holocord ependymoma: Team work


Kamlesh S Bhaisora, Pradeep Sharma, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Anant Mehrotra, Kuntal Kanti Das, Jayesh Sardhara, Sanjay Behari, AK Jaiswal, RN Sahu 
 Department of Neurosurgery, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Arun Kumar Srivastava
Department of Neurosurgery, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

The authors present a case of a 15-year-old male patient who presented with gradually progressive quadriparesis for 3 years. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine was suggestive of heterogeneously enhancing mass lesion extending from cervicomedullary junction to conus. This holocord spinal tumor was excised in a single stage with standard microsurgical technique. In immediate postoperative period, the patient had deterioration in power in both lower limbs which improved in follow-up at 6 months. Histopathology of the tumor was suggestive of ependymoma. Holocord ependymoma is a rare entity; until now, only six cases have been described in the literature. To the author's best knowledge, this is only the second case of holocord ependymoma excised in a single stage.


How to cite this article:
Bhaisora KS, Sharma P, Srivastava AK, Mehrotra A, Das KK, Sardhara J, Behari S, Jaiswal A K, Sahu R N. Single staged complete length excision of the holocord ependymoma: Team work.J Pediatr Neurosci 2015;10:396-398


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Bhaisora KS, Sharma P, Srivastava AK, Mehrotra A, Das KK, Sardhara J, Behari S, Jaiswal A K, Sahu R N. Single staged complete length excision of the holocord ependymoma: Team work. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Oct 20 ];10:396-398
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