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Hospital Neuwerk Maria von den Aposteln Moenchengladbach

10/10 from 8 Votes

The Hospital Neuwerk “Maria von den Aposteln”, which is in Mönchengladbach, has over 10 specialized operating departments. Located in the northern part of the city, the Hospital has been a coordination center of the whole region for already many years.

Diagnostic tests for ependymoma
2531
Surgical treatment of epindimoma
18510
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Moenchengladbach

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Diagnostic tests for ependymoma
3657
Chemotherapy of epindimoma (1 course)
6502
Radiotherapy of epindimoma
23407
Surgical treatment of epindimoma
24285
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Krefeld

10/10 from 2 Votes

The Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Krefeld is the advanced Сenter for Neurosurgery and Radiation Therapy, specializing in radiosurgical treatment of tumors and metastases.

Radiotherapy of epindimoma
12000
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Diagnostic tests for ependymoma
2615
Chemotherapy of epindimoma (1 course)
5750
Radiotherapy of epindimoma
23291
Surgical treatment of epindimoma
19914
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Hannover

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Hannover is the best clinic for radiosurgery and radiation therapy in Germany. The clinic enjoys authority in the medical world. The treatment of tumors is carried out with the use of an innovative approach.

Radiotherapy of epindimoma
12000
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich

9.2/10 from 32 Votes

The Academic Hospital Harlaching is an emergency medical care facility offering top-class service. With about 700 beds, the hospital treats about 32,000 patients every year.

Chemotherapy of epindimoma (1 course)
5674
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Chemotherapy of epindimoma (1 course)
5691
Radiotherapy of epindimoma
23326
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Diagnostic tests for ependymoma
2579
Chemotherapy of epindimoma (1 course)
0.00
Radiotherapy of epindimoma
23447
Surgical treatment of epindimoma
19909
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Chemotherapy of epindimoma (1 course)
5767
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10 from 33 Votes

The University Hospital Oldenburg is the Teaching Hospital of the University of Oldenburg. It offers a wide range of medical services that meet the highest medical standards. The hospital has 832 beds.

Diagnostic tests for ependymoma
2554
Surgical treatment of epindimoma
18739
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Oldenburg

St. Remigius Hospital Opladen Leverkusen

9/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Remigius Hospital Opladen is a provider of specialized medical services of the Kplus Hospital Group in Leverkusen. The main treatment focuses for which many people annually come to Leverkusen include, for example, spine surgery, joint replacement, lung diagnosis or treatment of bowel cancer.

Diagnostic tests for ependymoma
2734
Surgical treatment of epindimoma
20137
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Leverkusen

Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Chemotherapy of epindimoma (1 course)
5792
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Diagnostic tests for ependymoma
2898
Chemotherapy of epindimoma (1 course)
6092
Radiotherapy of epindimoma
23044
Surgical treatment of epindimoma
21957
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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Werner Wicker Clinic Bad Wildungen

9.8/10 from 27 Votes

The tradition of Werner Wicker clinic dates back to the German orthopedist, Dr. med. Klaus Zielke, a pioneer in the field of surgical treatment of scoliosis and kyphosis. It was founded in 1978 as a private orthopedic clinic with an emphasis on treatment of spinal diseases.

Diagnostic tests for ependymoma
2747
Surgical treatment of epindimoma
21597
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bad Wildungen

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Diagnostic tests for ependymoma
3615
Chemotherapy of epindimoma (1 course)
5652
Radiotherapy of epindimoma
23031
Surgical treatment of epindimoma
24300
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
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Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Diagnostic tests for ependymoma
2830
Chemotherapy of epindimoma (1 course)
5708
Radiotherapy of epindimoma
23429
Surgical treatment of epindimoma
21575
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

About the disease

Ependymoma is a type of brain tumor that develops in the ependyma, which is the thin membrane lining the ventricles of the brain and spinal cord. Once the tumor affects the central nervous system, it is difficult for the individual to learn new skills, communicate or make new memories. Sometimes, ependymoma can cause changes to the individual’s emotional state and affects motor skills, such as walking or writing. Depending on each case, it can develop slowly or quickly.

In most cases, adults develop ependymoma in the brain itself, while it is usually the brain stem that is affected in children, causing difficulties in their ability to see, hear and breathe.

According to the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), this type of tumor is relatively rare, accounting for 2% of all brain tumors. Nevertheless, it is the sixth most common brain tumor in children. Ependymoma accounts for almost 30% of all brain tumors in children. The tumor growth can be caused by a genetic predisposition, previous head trauma or an infection.

Symptoms

  • Long-lasting headaches
  • Pain in the neck
  • Loss of balance
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Drowsiness
  • Changes in behavior

Diagnosis

  • CT and MRI scans are commonly used to diagnose ependymoma. These can help to detect cysts or strange masses in the brain and spinal cord.
  • A lumbar puncture (also known as a spinal tap) is a procedure that drains the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain, so that it can be tested for signs of a tumor.
  • A biopsy of the affected tissue can confirm the diagnosis and determine the tumor type and stage.

Treatment

  • Chemotherapy kills the tumor with high-dose drugs. Depending on the stage of the tumor, chemotherapy sessions are conducted over a period of a few weeks to a few months.
  • Radiation therapy uses radiation to shrink the tumor as much as possible.
  • Surgical resection



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