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Diagnosed with ependymoma. MRI showing encephalomalacia with gliosis, pseudomeningocele is present after craniotomy. What does this mean?

First sorry for my english. My husband was diagnostic with ependymoma type III. Yesterday the did his rutinary MRI and one of them said areas of encephalomalacia in the surgical bed with sorrundigs areas of gliosis . And also small psedomeningocele is noted posterior to the suboccipital craniotomy . What means this 2 diagnostics. And thanks a lot
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
It only means that meninges are slightly bulging out through the defect in the skull bone which was created during surgery. It is not of any major significance. Gliosis is the scar tissue that has formed following surgery, which too is normal.
Good luck.
Answered: Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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Neurologist, Surgical Dr. Vineet Saggar's  Response
Dear Friend,

Nothig to worry these are post operative changes of no conseqences have faith on your neurosurgeon he wud have told u if any thing was serious.


Dr. Vineet Saggar (MCh)
Answered: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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