Choroid Plexus Carcinoma
This is a malignant tumor most often found in children younger than five. It grows out of brain tissue called the choroid plexus, which lines the ventricles of the brain and produces cerebrospinal fluid. The cancer can invade nearby tissue and spread widely through the cerebrospinal fluid. Fluid build-up on the brain is common.
Best in Care
The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for children and adults affected by choroid plexus carcinoma. Rare forms of cancer like this present unique challenges that our specialists address with a broad range of traditional and leading-edge treatment strategies. Using 3-D brain mapping, our surgeons pinpoint the tumor with immense accuracy. They can then perform the entire surgery through an endoscope – a small tube inserted into the brain. This minimally invasive technique does not require an incision through the skull or critical brain tissue, so more healthy tissue is preserved. Patients generally recover more quickly with minimally invasive surgery and pain and scarring is reduced. The surgery relieves the fluid build-up on the brain caused by the tumor.