1 - Department of Neuroradiology, Hospital Dona Estefânia, Hospital São José, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central
2 - Department of Radiology, Division of Neuro- and Musculoskeletal Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
3 - Department of Radiology, Hospital das Forças Armadas
- Congresso Nacional SPNR, 1 a 4 de junho 2017, Estarreja
Anomalies of the choroid plexus are common findings on brain examinations. However, and although most of these lesions are benign, distinguishing them from their more ominous aggressive counterparts is not always straightforward. The main goals of this work are to review the spectrum of choroid plexus lesions and discuss their imaging differential diagnosis.
Materials and Methods
A review of our Neuroradiology database was performed for choroid plexus lesions. Best imaging examples were selected.
We present a pictorial review of benign and pathologic choroid plexus lesions, on MRI, including fetal MRI. A systematic imaging approach to diagnosis is performed. Advanced imaging techniques, such as spectroscopy, are also presented. Cases to be shown include: choroid plexus cysts, papilloma and carcinoma, calcifications, xanthogranuloma, Sturge-Weber syndrome, benign villous hyperplasia and choroid plexus metastasis.
MRI is the mainstay of choroid plexus pathology. Knowledge of these entities is essential to a correct diagnosis.
Palavras Chave: choroid plexus lesions; differential diagnosis; imaging; MRI