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ependyma

(ɪˈpɛndɪmə)
n
(Anatomy) the membrane lining the ventricles of the brain and the central canal of the spinal cord
eˈpendymal adj
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Noun1.ependyma - thin epithelial membrane lining the ventricles of the brain and the spinal cord canal
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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e·pen·dy·ma

n. epéndimo, membrana que cubre los ventrículos del cerebro y el canal central de la médula espinal.
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The width of the TV [Figure 2] was calculated by measuring the distance between the inner boundaries of both hyperechoic lines of ependyma at the thalamus level.
After the incision, it is necessary reach the ependyma of the lateral ventricle through a limited cortical resection in the frontal cortex, whose dimensions are 3x2 cm (8,21,22).
The cystic spaces, immediately adjacent tissues, meninges, and ependyma contained variable numbers of yeast associated with a granulomatous inflammatory response or a pleocellular population of lymphocytes, plasma cells, macrophages, and neutrophils (Figure).
5,6 Primary lymphoma mostly starts from cerebral hemisphere, and 70% ~ 80% are supratentorial focuses locating in deep white matter, callosum, basal ganglia and thalamus, some of which also involves pia mater and ependyma.
The ventricular catheter was stuck to the ependyma and was unable to remove at the time of the second surgery, so the ventricular catheter was kept in situ and a new shunt system was inserted.
Aquaporin 4 is expressed in supporting cells, such as astrocytes and ependyma, especially in the interface between major fluid compartments and brain parenchyma, but it is not expressed in neurons.
An increase in CSF AQP4 in hydrocephalus is reported in a previous work [5] and this may occur as a consequence of the loss of communication between ependyma and subsequent cell disruption; thus AQP4 would pass into the CSF [5].
Pathologic changes in cases of PAM are extensive damage to brain parenchyma, ependyma and meninges.