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Choroid plexus papilloma



Choroid plexus papilloma
Classification & external resources
Brain scan of an affected patient:The affected tumour area is white
ICD-10 C71.5
ICD-9 191.5
ICD-O: 9390
eMedicine radio/171 
MeSH D020288

A Choroid plexus papilloma (CPP) is a a rare, slow-growing, histologically benign intracranial neoplasm or tumor that is commonly located in the ventricular system of the choroid plexus. It may obstruct the cerebrospinal fluid flow, causing increased intracranial pressure.

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Pathophysiology

The tumor is neuroectodermal in origin and similar in structure to a normal choroid plexus. They may be created by epithelial cells of the choroid plexus.

Frequency and age affected

Internationally tumors of the choroid plexus are rare, accounting for 0.4-0.6% of all intracranial neoplasms. It most commonly affects young children under the age of 5 with a mean patient age of 5.2 years.

Signs and symptoms

Signs of the tumor resulting from increased intracranial pressure is present in 91% of patients, with Vomiting, homonymous visual field defects and headache the most common symptoms

Surgical treatment

Choroid plexus papillomas are benign tumors that are usually cured by surgery; malignant progression has been rarely reported.

References

  • http://www.emedicine.com/radio/topic171.htm

External links

  • MedPix Images of Choroid Plexus Papilloma
 
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