Paul C. McCormick, M.D., MPH
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
Abstract: Benign myxopapillary filum terminale ependymomas are often poorly encapsulated and in apposition the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). These characteristics present the potential surgical risk of CSF dissemination or injury to the delicate cauda equina nerve roots. This video details the techniques of en bloc surgical resection of a filum terminale ependymoma. Treatment strategies and techniques are illustrated to reduce the risk of CSF dissemination and cauda equina injury.
Paul C. McCormick, M.D., MPH, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.