Hydrocephalus secondary to diffuse villous hyperplasia of the choroid plexus: Case report and review of the literature Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Choroid Plexus
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Microvilli

abstract

  • Diffuse villous hyperplasia of the choroid plexus, which is distinct from bilateral choroid plexus papillomas, is extremely rare and is often associated with hydrocephalus due to the overproduction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The authors describe an infant with hydrocephalus, diagnosed by computerized tomography scanning, who developed ascites following placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt and, subsequently, demonstrated excessive CSF production when the shunt was externalized. The patient was later successfully treated by placement of a ventriculoatrial shunt. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated diffuse villous hyperplasia of the choroid plexus as the cause of the patient's hydrocephalus. The literature on diffuse villous hyperplasia of the choroid plexus is reviewed.

publication date

  • October 1996

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8814177

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 689

end page

  • 91

volume

  • 85

number

  • 4