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Ependymal Cyst
Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Ependymal cyst (EC)
              • Synonyms

                • Neuroepithelial cyst, glioependymal cyst
              • Definitions

                • Congenital, benign, ependymal-lined cyst of brain

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Alvarado AM et al: Neuroendoscopic fenestration of glioependymal cysts to the ventricle: report of 3 cases. J Neurosurg. 1-5, 2018
                                          2. El-Ghandour NMF: Endoscopic treatment of intraventricular ependymal cysts in children: personal experience and review of literature. Childs Nerv Syst. 34(12):2441-8, 2018
                                          3. Robles LA et al: Intracranial glioependymal (neuroglial) cysts: a systematic review. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 160(7):1439-49, 2018
                                          4. Shepard MJ et al: Discovery of aquaporin-1 and aquaporin-4 expression in an intramedullary spinal cord ependymal cyst: case report. World Neurosurg. 107:1046.e1-7, 2017
                                          5. El Damaty A et al: Neuroendoscopic approach to intracranial ependymal cysts. World Neurosurg. 97:383-39, 2017
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Abbreviations

                                                        • Ependymal cyst (EC)
                                                      • Synonyms

                                                        • Neuroepithelial cyst, glioependymal cyst
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Congenital, benign, ependymal-lined cyst of brain

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                    • Microscopic Features

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                              • Consider

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Alvarado AM et al: Neuroendoscopic fenestration of glioependymal cysts to the ventricle: report of 3 cases. J Neurosurg. 1-5, 2018
                                                                                  2. El-Ghandour NMF: Endoscopic treatment of intraventricular ependymal cysts in children: personal experience and review of literature. Childs Nerv Syst. 34(12):2441-8, 2018
                                                                                  3. Robles LA et al: Intracranial glioependymal (neuroglial) cysts: a systematic review. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 160(7):1439-49, 2018
                                                                                  4. Shepard MJ et al: Discovery of aquaporin-1 and aquaporin-4 expression in an intramedullary spinal cord ependymal cyst: case report. World Neurosurg. 107:1046.e1-7, 2017
                                                                                  5. El Damaty A et al: Neuroendoscopic approach to intracranial ependymal cysts. World Neurosurg. 97:383-39, 2017