Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 102--104

Extraneural metastases in anaplastic ependymoma


Pavan Kumar1, Neeraj Rastogi1, Manoj Jain2, Poonam Chhabra2 
1 Department of Radiotherapy, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow - 226 014, India
2 Department of Pathology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow - 226 014, India

Correspondence Address:
Neeraj Rastogi
Department of Radiotherapy, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raibareli Road, Lucknow - 226 014
India

Ependymoma are rare glial neoplasm, it rarely metastasize outside the central nervous system. We present a case of anaplastic ependymoma with extraneural metastases with review of literature. A ten-year-old male child presented with anaplastic ependymoma of choroid plexus and treated with craniospinal radiotherapy in 1998. He had intracranial recurrence in 2004, confirmed by biopsy. He was given adjuvant chemotherapy in form of PCV. At 10 months after completion of chemotherapy, he developed extracranial scalp metastasis and so was treated with palliative local radiation therapy to the scalp metastasis and systemic chemotherapy with oral Etoposide. Scalp metastasis completely disappeared and ataxia improved. After five cycles of chemotherapy, the patient had progression of disease in form of scalp and cervical lymph node metastasis confirmed by fine needle aspiration cytology, biopsy and immunohistochemistry. He was given salvage chemotherapy (carboplatin + ifosfamide + etoposide) at 3-weekly. He had partial response and was still on chemotherapy till May 2007.


How to cite this article:
Kumar P, Rastogi N, Jain M, Chhabra P. Extraneural metastases in anaplastic ependymoma.J Can Res Ther 2007;3:102-104


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Kumar P, Rastogi N, Jain M, Chhabra P. Extraneural metastases in anaplastic ependymoma. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Feb 28 ];3:102-104
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