Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 161, Issue 2, pp 351–354 | Cite as

Vanishing diffuse leptomeningeal contrast enhancement in an infant with choroid plexus papilloma

  • Patricia Puerta RoldánEmail author
  • Vicente Santa-María López
  • Andrés Morales La Madrid
  • Ofelia Cruz
  • Jordi Muchart
  • Christian Thomas
  • Antonio Guillén Quesada
Case Report - Brain Tumors
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  1. Brain tumors


Choroid plexus tumors (CPT) can present in the baseline magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with lesions compatible with leptomeningeal dissemination. Therapeutic strategy in this condition is controversial. We present a case of an infant with CPP and significant diffuse leptomeningeal contrast enhancement at diagnosis, which spontaneously resolved after removal of the primary tumor. In these challenging cases, several aspects, such as histopathological/molecular diagnosis and close radiological follow-up, should be taken into account to avoid unnecessary treatments.


Brain tumor Pediatric Choroid plexus papilloma Leptomeningeal enhancement 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Puerta Roldán
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vicente Santa-María López
    • 2
  • Andrés Morales La Madrid
    • 2
  • Ofelia Cruz
    • 2
  • Jordi Muchart
    • 3
  • Christian Thomas
    • 4
  • Antonio Guillén Quesada
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric NeurosurgeryHospital Sant Joan de DéuEsplugues de LlobregatSpain
  2. 2.Neuro-Oncology Unit. Department of Pediatric OncologyHospital Sant Joan de DéuEsplugues de LlobregatSpain
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic ImagingHospital Sant Joan de DéuEsplugues de LlobregatSpain
  4. 4.Institute of NeuropathologyUniversity Hospital MünsterMünsterGermany

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