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Subependymoma


Other Names for this Disease

  • Subependymal astrocytoma (formerly)
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Inheritance

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Is subependymoma inherited?

In the vast majority of cases, subependymomas develop sporadically; this means that they usually occur in people with no history of the condition in the family and are not inherited. A few familial cases have been reported, including one report describing affected identical twins, and another with an affected father and son.[1][2] However, specific genes known to cause subependymomas have not been identified.
Last updated: 2/26/2014

References
  1. Kurian KM, Jones DT, Marsden F, Openshaw SW, Pearson DM, Ichimura K, Collins VP. Genome-wide analysis of subependymomas shows underlying chromosomal copy number changes involving chromosomes 6, 7, 8 and 14 in a proportion of cases. Brain Pathol. October, 2008; 18(4):469-473. Accessed 2/26/2014.
  2. Ada Hamosh. GLIOMA SUSCEPTIBILITY 1; GLM1. OMIM. January 28, 2014; http://omim.org/entry/137800. Accessed 2/26/2014.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Subependymal astrocytoma (formerly)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.