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Having a tumor in the brain or spinal cord is always a very serious matter. However, there are many distinct types of brain tumors that occur in children, and some types are highly curable. Ependymomas fall in the middle the spectrum, with a cure rate of about 50 percent depending on the specific type.
An ependymoma is tumor that comes from the cells lining the ventricular system of the brain or spinal cord, which contains cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). It is the third most common brain tumor in children.
Ependymomas in children usually appear in the brain, most commonly in the fourth ventricle. In rare cases it is found in the spinal cord.
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center approaches ependymomas
Children diagnosed with ependymoma are treated through Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center's Pediatric Brain Tumors Center. Our pediatric brain tumor specialists at work together to provide the best care possible to your child. We offer:
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