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Choroid Plexus

July 9, 2015 -

Brain tumors are created from the brain tissue, choroid plexus, which lines the ventricles of the brain. They invade tissues and spread by the cerebrospinal fluid. Choroid plexus papilloma is a benign, noncancerous, tumor. On the other hand choroid plexus carcinoma is the malignant, cancerous, form of choroid plexus papilloma. Choroid plexus carcinoma is mainly found in children.

Choroid plexus tumors are graded like every other tumor. Choroid plexus papilloma are grade I, atypical choroid plexus papilloma are grade II, and choroid plexus carcinomas are grade III. Some of the common symptoms are headaches and increase pressure in the brain. The cause of choroid plexus tumors is still unknown.

Treatment for this tumor would be surgery to fully remove it. By removing the tumor it relieves the excess water in the brain, some people may require a shunt, drainage system. Chemotherapy for choroid plexus tumors are still being tested, but are usually recommended to patients with tumors that are not completely removed or not removable at all.

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