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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 541431, 4 pages
Case Report

Purely Cortical Anaplastic Ependymoma

1Division of Neurosurgery, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University (UNESP), 18618-970 Botucatu, SP, Brazil
2Departamento de Neurologia, Psiquiatria e Psicologia, (UNESP), Distrito de Rubião Júnior s/n, 18618-970 Botucatu, SP, Brazil
3Hospital das Clínicas, São Paulo State University (UNESP), 18618-970 Botucatu, SP, Brazil

Received 24 September 2012; Accepted 30 September 2012

Academic Editors: G. Di Vagno, F. A. Mauri, and Y. Yokoyama

Copyright © 2012 Flávio Ramalho Romero et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Ependymomas are glial tumors derived from ependymal cells lining the ventricles and the central canal of the spinal cord. It may occur outside the ventricular structures, representing the extraventicular form, or without any relationship of ventricular system, called ectopic ependymona. Less than fifteen cases of ectopic ependymomas were reported and less than five were anaplastic. We report a rare case of pure cortical ectopic anaplastic ependymoma.