The choroid plexus is a vascular network of tissue that lines the ventricles of the brain. It is responsible for producing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord.
Symptoms of choroid plexus disorders
Diagnosis of choroid plexus disorders
The diagnosis of choroid plexus disorders is usually made with a combination of imaging tests, such as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan or a computed tomography (CT) scan. In some cases, a biopsy may be needed to confirm the diagnosis.
Treatment of choroid plexus disorders
The treatment of choroid plexus disorders depends on the type of disorder. Benign tumors, such as choroid plexus papillomas, can usually be treated with surgery. Malignant tumors, such as choroid plexus carcinomas, may require surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of choroid plexus disorders, it is important to see a doctor right away. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve the chances of a good outcome.