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Myxopapillary Ependymoma


Myxopapillary ependymoma is a rare, slow-growing type of spinal cord tumor that arises from ependymal cells lining the central canal of the spinal cord. It is most commonly found in the lower part of the spinal cord, known as the conus medullaris and the filum terminale. Although considered benign, these tumors can cause neurological symptoms and complications due to their location and potential to compress surrounding structures.