Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Ependymoma Symptoms

Symptoms can vary with the location of the ependymoma in the brain:

  • Frontal lobe:
    • Gradual changes in mood
    • Gradual changes in personality
    • Paralysis on one side of the body
  • Temporal lobe:
    • Problems with coordination
    • Problems with speech
    • Problems with memory
  • Parietal lobe:
    • Problems with sensation
    • Problems with writing
    • Problems with fine motor skills
  • Cerebellum:
  • Occipital lobe:

The most common symptoms of a ependymoma include:

Additional symptoms of ependymoma may include:

Less common symptoms of ependymoma include:

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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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