Choroid plexus carcinoma


Choroid plexus carcinoma is an uncommon form of brain cancer primarily diagnosed in children. A cellular growth in the choroid plexus is the beginning of choroid plexus carcinoma.

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is produced by cells in choroid plexus. It helps protect the brain and spinal cord. As the tumor progresses, it can lead to an excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the brain. Symptoms including irritation, nausea or vomiting, and headaches may result from this.

Numerous factors affect treatment and recovery prospects. These factors include the age of the child, their general health, the size, location, and whether the tumor has spread.


Headaches are the most frequent symptom. These tumors develop in the choroid plexus, which produces cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The symptoms may arise from elevated intracranial pressure caused by the overproduction of cerebrospinal fluid or obstruction in its regular circulation.

Additional symptoms can include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Irritability
  • Seizures
  • Drowsiness or sleepiness
  • Gait problem
  • Increase in the size of the child head


Cancer can be brought on by specific mutations to the genes that regulate how the cells work. In many different cancers, genes can change or mutate, which can accelerate the growth and spread of cancer cells. The majority of choroid plexus cancers have unknown causes. Some choroid plexus cancers have a genetic component to their development. The likelihood of getting choroid plexus carcinomas has occasionally been linked to certain gene alterations that can be handed down through generations.