Transient choroid plexus cysts and benign asymmetrical ventricles: A case suggesting a possible link: Case report

Carl B. Heilman, Vasilios A. Zerris, Robert G. Grossman, Thomas H. Milhorat, Allan H. Friedman

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Brain magnetic resonance imaging scans occasionally reveal asymmetrical ventricles with no identifiable cause. A case is presented that highlights a possible connection between transient choroid plexus cysts and benign asymmetrical ventricles. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The patient was a 2.5-week-old asymptomatic boy. Transcranial ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging revealed the infant to have a left frontal horn choroid plexus cyst and a mildly dilated left lateral ventricle. Head circumference was at 90% of the norm for age. The neurological examination revealed nothing abnormal. Four months later, follow-up magnetic resonance imaging revealed complete resolution of the cyst with persistent ventricular asymmetry. INTERVENTION: No surgical intervention was undertaken. The lesion was assessed via x-ray. CONCLUSION: Spontaneously resolving choroid plexus cysts of infancy causing outflow obstruction of the lateral ventricle may be one of the underlying causes of benign asymmetrical ventricles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-215
Number of pages3
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

Keywords

  • Asymmetrical ventricles
  • Choroid plexus cyst
  • Epithelium-lined cyst
  • Intraventricular tumor
  • Lateral ventricle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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