Neurochirurgie 2022 Apr 5;68(3):273-279. Epub 2022 Jan 5.
Service de Neurochirurgie, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Hôpital neurologique Pierre Wertheimer, 59, Bd Pinel, 69003 Lyon, France; Université de Lyon I, Université de Lyon, Lyon, France.
Objective: To define the prognostic factors for progression and to determine the impact of the histological grading (according to the World Health Organization) on the progression-free survival (PFS) of filum terminale ependymomas.
Methods: A retrospective chart review of 38 patients with ependymoma of the filum terminale was performed, focusing on demographic data, preoperative symptoms, tumor size, quality of resection, presence of a tumor capsule, and histological grade.
Results: Gross total resection (GTR) was achieved in 30 patients (78. Read More