Pineal Region Lesion Masquerading Choroid Plexus Papilloma: Case Report
BACKGROUND: Choroid plexus papillomas (CPPs) are rare intracranial neoplasms, especially in the third ventricle. We report a patient with a posterior third ventricular CPP extending into the pineal that radiographically and clinically presented as a pineal region lesion. CASE DESCRIPTION: In a 51-year-old female with headache and upward gaze impairment radiological examination showed a mass in the pineal region obstructing the aqueduct of Sylvius and causing hydrocephalus. After ventriculoperitoneal shunting the tumor was approached through the infratentorial-supracerebellar approach and pathological examination revealed a typical CPP. CONCLUSIONS: This case represents an unusual presentation of an intracranial CPP. This entity should be considered an extremely rare cause of a lesion in the pineal region. Â© 2003 Elsevier Science Inc.
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Kroppenstedt, Stefan Nikolaus; Golfinos, John; Sonntag, Volker K.H.; and Spetzler, Robert F., "Pineal Region Lesion Masquerading Choroid Plexus Papilloma: Case Report" (2003). Neurosurgery. 324.