Preoperative and early postoperative magnetic resonance imaging in two cases of childhood choroid plexus carcinoma

Eur Radiol. 2002 Apr;12(4):883-8. doi: 10.1007/s003300101030. Epub 2001 Sep 11.


We present and illustrate the MRI appearances of two children with choroid plexus carcinoma. The MRI characteristics of these rare tumours are reviewed. Since total surgical resection is a significant prognostic factor, early postoperative MRI was performed in both cases to ensure surgical clearance. In one case a complete resection was documented and this patient remains well at short-term follow-up. Residual tumour was noted in the second case, but despite "second look" surgery there was subsequent local relapse.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma / pathology*
  • Carcinoma / surgery
  • Child, Preschool
  • Choroid Plexus / pathology
  • Choroid Plexus Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Choroid Plexus Neoplasms / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Postoperative Period
  • Preoperative Care