An ependymoma is a rare type of primary brain or spinal cord tumor found in adults and children. Primary brain and spinal cord tumors are those that start in the central nervous system (CNS).
The goal of this section is to educate users about the basic facts surrounding ependymoma. We separated this information into adult and pediatric categories where appropriate. In some cases, published information about certain aspects of ependymoma is not available because it is a relatively rare type of tumor. It is important to consider that some of the data available is not the best depiction of the actual statistics. We hope you use this data to help create a picture, but remember that your specific case may differ from another person with ependymoma.