Symptoms and Diagnosis of Ependymomas
Symptoms vary depending on the size and location of the tumor. Some symptoms that may suggest the development of an ependymomas include headaches, mobility issues, fatigue, nausea, cognitive changes, weakness, or issues with coordination.
This condition may be diagnosed after a review of your medical history and a physical and neurological exam. Your doctor will use a biopsy or imaging studies like an MRI or CT scan in order to confirm the diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment.
Treatment Options for Ependymomas
Treatment options depend on the location and grade of ependymoma, as well as the age and health of the patient. Treatment of an ependymoma may include one or a combination of treatments, which may include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy.