Ependymal tumors begin in the cells that line the passageways in the brain where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is produced and stored (ependyma). Ependymomas may occur in the brain or spinal cord, and can be either slow or fast growing.
This condition is most common in children and men and women in their 40’s or 50’s. These tumors may obstruct normal CSF flow, leading to Hydrocephalus.
Those with Ependymal tumors can experience signs and symptoms such as:
● Nausea and vomiting
● Difficulty walking
● Fatigue or sleepiness
● Problems with motor skills
● Coordination Issues
● Neck pain or stiffness in the neck
● Visual impairment