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

Gavin W. Britz, D. Kyle Kim, John D. Loeser

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-691
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume85
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1996

Keywords

  • choroid plexus
  • diffuse villous hyperplasia
  • hydrocephalus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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