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An unusual location for a choroid plexus papilloma: the pineal region.
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PMID:  24442139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: Choroid plexus papillomas (CPP) are rare benign neoplasms of the central nervous system that occur most often in children during the first decade of life. They occur most often in the lateral ventricle. It is extremely rare for a CPP to occur in the pineal region. We describe the case of a child with a CPP located in the pineal region, who was initially diagnosed with obstructive hydrocephalus by cranial computed tomography (CT).
METHODS: A 9-year-old female patient presented with complaints of visual disturbance, nausea, and vomiting. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a poor contrast-enhanced pineal-localized lesion. Anatomical variations within the patient caused her surgery to proceed using a supratentorial-occipital interhemispheric approach.
RESULTS: The tumor was totally removed, and a histological examination revealed the tumor to be a typical CPP. The patient received follow-up neurological and ophthalmologic examinations at 3, 6, 9, 12, 24, and 36 months postoperatively, which demonstrated her progressive improvement.
CONCLUSIONS: CPPs may have a wide range of locations and resulting symptoms. However, the pineal region is a rarely encountered location, particularly for pediatric patients. It is of great value to correctly differentiate neoplasms such as germ cell tumors, pineocytomas, meningiomas, and astrocytomas, so that patients receive the correct diagnosis and treatment approach.
Mehdi Sasani; Bilgehan Solmaz; Tunc Oktenoglu; Ali Fahir Ozer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-0350     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-1-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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