Infratentorial choroid plexus tumors in children: Case report and review of literature
Keywords:Choroid Plexus Tumors, Posterior Fossa, Pediatric
Background: Infratentorial choroid plexus tumors are rare lesions in the pediatric population. At diagnosis, they most often present with signs of intracranial hypertension and cranial nerve deficits. The main objective of the surgery is total resection and the prognosis is favorable in most cases.
Case Report: A 16-year-old boy with gait disturbance, headaches and left side hypoacusia had a diagnosis of posterior fossa tumor with hypertensive hydrocephalus. He underwent urgent placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt and subsequently microsurgery with gross total resection. At follow up, the patient was asymptomatic and without deficits.
Conclusion: Choroid plexus tumors should be included in the differential diagnosis of posterior fossa tumors in childhood. Preoperative planning, choosing the best surgical approach and interruption of the lesion's vascular supply as the initial step of surgery are fundamental strategies for successful treatment.
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