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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.34 no.3 São Paulo Sept. 1976

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1976000300009 

Carcinoma de plexo coroideo. Relato de um caso

 

Carcinoma of the choroid plexus: a case report

 

 

Hans H. JappI; Miguel Farage FilhoII

IUnidade de Anatomia Patológica do 1.° Hospital Distrital de Brasília: Patologista e Diretor do Centro de Tumores do Sistema Nervoso
IIUnidade de Anatomia Patológica do 1.° Hospital Distrital de Brasília: Neurocirurgião

 

 


RESUMO

É relatado um caso de carcinoma de plexo coróideo em paciente com 3 anos de idade, com hipertensão intracraniana. Sem um claro diagnóstico clínico, o paciente evoluiu para o óbito, em 8 dias. O exame neuropatológico do cérebro e estudo histopatológico do tecido removido, revelou um tumor maligno do plexo coróideo, de extrema raridade no sistema nervoso central.


SUMMARY

The case of a three-years-old male with intracranial hypertension is reported. Without a clear clinical diagnosis, a gradual deterioration ocurred before his death, 8 days later. The neuropathological examination of the brain revealed a tumor with indistint borders at the right lateral ventricle, with granulous surface, pink-gray colour, irregular necrotic and hemorragic areas, invading the adjacent brain tissue. The histopathological study revealed a malignant variant of the choroid plexus tumor, of extreme rarity in the central nervous system. The biological and histological criteria accepted by Lewis, Rubinstein and Polak for the correct diagnosis of this type of tumour are discussed.


 

 

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Unidade de Anatomia Patológica — 1.° Hospital Distrital — 70000 Brasília, DF — Brasil.
Nota dos autores
— Agradecemos ao Prof. Moisés Polak a confirmação diagnóstica do presente caso.

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