Multi-Staged Endoscope-Assisted Microsurgical Resection of A Triventricular Choroid Plexus Carcinoma


Turkoglu E., Gurer B., Onguru O., Duz B.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.30, no.4, pp.823-828, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Page Numbers: pp.823-828

Abstract

Choroid plexus carcinoma is a malignant intraventricular tumor of childhood with poor prognosis. Complete surgical resection is the most important prognostic factor. Unfortunately, complete resection of the CPC is a challenge for neurosurgeons due to extreme vascularity of the tumor, its large size, and its tendency to make invasion to the adjacent brain parenchyma. Here we present a 24-month-old boy with a triventricular CPC, to whom multi-staged endoscope-assisted microsurgical technique was performed. Complete resection was achieved. Postoperatively patient was improved neurologically and discharged home in stable condition. It is shown that multi-staged endoscope-assisted microsurgical technique definitely help neurosurgeons in dealing with this challenging tumors.