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Hydrocephalus due to diffuse villous hyperplasia of the choroid plexus. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15007227     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Diffuse villous hyperplasia of the choroid plexus (DVHCP) that causes hydrocephalus by overproduction of cerebrospinal fluid is a very rare lesion and difficult to diagnose initially. We present a male infant who was diagnosed with communicating hydrocephalus at 16 months of age and treated initially by ventriculoperitoneal shunt. In the postoperative course, he developed massive ascites. Magnetic resonance imaging obtained after the operation revealed DVHCP. Resection of the choroid plexus of the left lateral ventricle was performed, and postoperatively, his ascites was resolved. We review the literature and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of this rare entity.
Yasunori Fujimoto; Hamilton Matsushita; José Píndaro Plese; Raul Marino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:    2004 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-09     Completed Date:  2004-05-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel
Division of Neurosurgery, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Brain* / pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Choroid Plexus Neoplasms* / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Hydrocephalus / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Hyperplasia / pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Papilloma* / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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