In this case we are resecting a myxopapillary ependymoma. Ependymomas arise from ependymal cells lining the cerebral ventricles and the central canal of the
spinal cord. They may occur anywhere along the neuroaxis, in pediatrics they are most common in the brain, in adults they tend to be intra-spinal. They behave very differently based on location and histology.
In this case the tumor was a well circumscribed myxopapillary ependymoma: (WHO 1), which means resection can be curative with little chance of recurrence.
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