Choroid plexus tumor

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Choroid plexus tumors are a rare type of cancer that occur from the brain tissue called choroid plexus of the brain.[1] These tumors usually occur in children younger than 2 years and are classified according to the WHO classification of the tumors of the central nervous system:


Symptoms vary depending on the size and location of the tumor and typically include headaches, nausea and vomiting, irritability, and decreased energy. [2]



In order to remove it completely, surgery may be an option.It relieves the hydrocephalus (excess water in the brain) about half of the time.

Another treatment is chemotherapy, recommended for patients with severe problem.[3]

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  1. ^ McEvoy AW, Harding BN, Phipps KP, et al. (April 2000). "Management of choroid plexus tumours in children: 20 years experience at a single neurosurgical centre". Pediatr Neurosurg. 32 (4): 192–9. doi:10.1159/000028933. PMID 10940770.
  2. ^ "Choroid Plexus Tumor". Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  3. ^ "Choroid Plexus | American Brain Tumor Association". Retrieved 2016-12-03.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".