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J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2012 Jan;3(1):71-3. doi: 10.4103/0976-3147.91952.

Choroid plexus carcinoma in an adult.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Sri Guru Ram Rai Medical College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.


Choroid plexus carcinoma is a very rare tumor in adults. Here we report a rare case of choroid plexus carcinoma in an adult patient. A 24-year-old male presented with a right temporal intraventricular tumor with a cystic component also extending up to the cortex. Histological examination revealed complex papillary structures and glandular spaces showing stratification and multilayering of cells with nuclear crowding and numerous mitotic figures and large areas of necrosis. The patient went through a complete search for a possible primary keeping in mind the differential diagnosis of metastatic carcinoma that is more common in adults but there was no evidence of any other tumor. Finally a diagnosis of choroid plexus carcinoma was rendered. Immunohistochemical analysis for p53 protein showed positivity. Choroid plexus carcinoma is exceptionally rare in adults but cases do occur.


Adult; choroid plexus carcinoma; histopathology

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