Choroid plexus cysts: significance and current management practices

Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 1993 Feb;14(1):23-30. doi: 10.1016/s0887-2171(05)80066-6.


Choroid plexus cysts are commonly found in normal fetuses in the second trimester, but the presence of cysts is an indication for a targeted ultrasound scan for signs associated with aneuploidy. In this review the authors explain the histological basis for choroid plexus cyst formation, the association with aneuploidy, and the management controversies that continues to be debated in the literature.

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Brain Diseases / pathology
  • Brain Diseases / therapy
  • Choroid Plexus* / pathology
  • Cysts* / diagnosis
  • Cysts* / pathology
  • Cysts* / therapy
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases*
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal