Intrinsic brainstem choroid plexus papilloma: Case report

Ashok Pillai, Kariyattil Rajeev, Sushil Chandi, Muthukuttiparambil Unnikrishnan*

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The authors report an intrinsic brainstem lesion that was diagnosed initially as a pontine cavernoma, which finally proved to be a choroid plexus papilloma. Choroid plexus papillomas are rare tumors of the central nervous system and are usually intraventricular in location. The occurrence of this tumor in an intraparenchymal location is extremely rare, and its occurrence within the brainstem is previously unreported. The authors also report a trial of chemotherapy with lomustine in the management of the residual tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1076-1078
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Brainstem lesion
  • Chemotherapy
  • Choroid plexus papilloma
  • Lomustine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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