J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2013; 74(01): 059-063
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1313639
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Atypical Choroid Plexus Papilloma in a Newborn: Prenatal Diagnosis, Preoperative Tumor Embolization, and Resection[*]

C. Ditz
1   UK-SH Campus Lübeck, Neurosurgery, Lübeck, Germany
G. Nowak
1   UK-SH Campus Lübeck, Neurosurgery, Lübeck, Germany
C. Koch
2   UK-SH Campus Lübeck, Neuroradiology, Lübeck, Germany
H. Merz
3   UK-SH Campus Lübeck, Pathology, Lübeck, Germany
V. Tronnier
1   UK-SH Campus Lübeck, Neurosurgery, Lübeck, Germany
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01. August 2012 (online)


Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of intracranial tumors is feasible and reliable. It enables tumor management before symptoms and complications of an intracranial tumor can burden development. Although preoperative embolization of intracranial tumors in neonates is technically challenging, our case demonstrates the technical feasibility and clinical benefits of this procedure. Complete tumor resection is the aim of therapy and surgical strategy should be carefully planned.

* This article was originally published online in Central European Neurosurgery on August 9, 2011 (DOI:10.1055/s-0031-1279752)

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