The pattern of recurrence of ependymoma is primarily local, with less than 10% of relapses occuring distant from the primary site. Furthermore, most recent series have demonstrated complete resection to be the most important favorable prognostic sign [20,21]. Therefore, aggressive surgery is the primary modality in the treatment of ependymomas (Fig. 28.3). So important is total tumor resection that serious consideration should be given to
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