Other Names for this Disease
- Subependymal astrocytoma (formerly)
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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. However, specific genes known to cause subependymomas have not been identified.
Last updated: 2/26/2014
- 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.
- Ada Hamosh. GLIOMA SUSCEPTIBILITY 1; GLM1. OMIM. January 28, 2014; http://omim.org/entry/137800. Accessed 2/26/2014.