Choroid plexus hyperplasia

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Amir Rezaee et al.

Choroid plexus hyperplasia (CPH), also known as villous hypertrophy of the choroid plexus, is a rare benign condition that is characterized by bilateral enlargement of the entire choroid plexus in lateral ventricles without any discrete masses. This can result in overproduction of CSF and communicating hydrocephalus.


Histology shows increased number of normal-sized cells. 

Radiographic features


This is best diagnosed by MRI which demonstrates a diffuse enlargement and homogeneous enhancement of choroid plexuses in a patient with communicating hydrocephalus.


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rID: 35487
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Villous hypertrophy of the choroid plexus
  • Hyperplasia of the choroid plexus
  • Choroid plexus hyperplasia (CPH)

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