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Microsurgical technique in excision of intramedullary craniocervical ependymomas

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Ehab El Refaee, M.D., MSc 1,2, Marc Matthes, MSc1 , and Henry W. S. Schroeder, M.D., Ph.D.1

1 Department of Neurosurgery, University Medicine Greifswald, Germany; 2 Department of Neurosurgery, Cairo University, Egypt  

Abstract: We present the microsurgical technique in excision of intramedullary craniocervical ependymomas. A 27 years old female came presenting with neck pain and parasthesia in her both arms and hands, where MRI was performed showing intramedullary lesion that extend in the medulla just beyond the foramen magnum to the level of C 5,6 disc.  Tumor was totally excised using irrigation-dissection microscopic technique with favorable outcome.

Corresponding author: Ehab E. Refaee, M.D., Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Neurosurgery, Sauerbruchstrasse, Greifswald, D-17487, Germany. Email:

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