Choroid plexus papilloma

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: Adult

A vividly but heterogeneously enhancing mass in the right side of the 4th ventricle is associated with significant surrounding edema and mass effect. There is ventricular enlargement consistent with non-communicating hydrocephalus. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a resection which confirmed a final histological diagnosis of choroid plexus papilloma.


The heterogeneous enhancement and very rounded appearance of this lesion are not typical for a choroid plexus papilloma, and just demonstrates the difficulty in preoperative diagnosis in some cases. 

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Case information

rID: 5192
Published: 16th Dec 2008
Last edited: 19th Jun 2020
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