Choroid plexus tumours are rare brain tumours that grow from the tissue that produces the cerebrospinal fluid. The exact cause of these tumours is unknown, but they tend to occur more often in children and young adults.
Choroid plexus tumours are typically diagnosed through imaging tests such as MRI, CT scans, and ultrasound. These tests allow doctors to examine the brain and detect any abnormal growths.
Differential diagnosis includes other brain tumors such as meningiomas, ependymomas, and gliomas.
Treatment for choroid plexus tumours depends on the specific type, size and location of the tumour. Surgery is the most common treatment option, and radiation therapy may also be recommended.
The prognosis for choroid plexus tumours is generally good, with the majority of patients surviving for five or more years after treatment. However, the prognosis can vary depending on the size, type and location of the tumour.