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Clin Radiol. 2000 Jul;55(7):503-16.

Diagnostic imaging of choroid plexus disease.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Saint-Louis University Hospital, 1 Avenue Claude Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France.


Disorders of the choroid plexus, a central nervous system structure, are rare, but can pose diagnostic difficulties. The purpose of this review is to illustrate the computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings of a wide spectrum of lesions that affect the choroid plexus. The areas covered include (1) neoplasms (papilloma, leukaemia, meningioma, lymphoma and metastases); (2) infections (bacterial, fungal and viral); (3) cysts; (4) haemorrhage; (5) congenital abnormalities (Sturge-Weber syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome and vascular malformations); and (6) non-infectious inflammatory disorders (xanthogranulomas, inflammatory pseudotumour, neurosarcoidosis, rheumatoid nodule and villous hypertrophy). Few of the patterns of choroid plexus involvement are specific for a particular pathological process. Guermazi, A. (2000) Clinical Radiology 55, 503-516.

Copyright 2000 The Royal College of Radiologists.

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