Ependymoma Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 14, 2015
  • Author: Jeffrey N Bruce, MD; Chief Editor: Jules E Harris, MD, FACP, FRCPC  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Intracranial (posterior fossa)

Astrocytoma

Medulloblastoma

Cerebral neuroblastoma

Choroid plexus papilloma

Intracranial (supratentorial)

Central neurocytoma

Microcystic meningioma

Astrocytoma

Glioblastoma multiforme

Spinal (intramedullary)

Astrocytoma

Metastatic tumor

Schwannoma

Spinal (exophytic/extramedullary)

Schwannoma

Paraganglioma of the filum terminale

Other considerations

Abscess

Encephalitis

Arteriovenous malformations

Cavernous malformation

Hemorrhage

Differential Diagnoses