The cytologic findings in choroid plexus carcinoma: Report of a case with differential diagnosis

Natasha Marie Savage, John H Crosby, Michelle D. Reid-Nicholson

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Abstract

Choroid plexus carcinoma is a rare tumor of the choroid plexus that shows frank cytologic features of malignancy including frequent mitoses, increased cellularity, nuclear pleomorphism, loss of papillary architecture, and necrosis. It occurs predominantly in the pediatric population and is associated with a poor prognosis. We report the cerebrospinal fluid and intraoperative squash preparation cytologic findings of a case of choroid plexus carcinoma arising in the lateral ventricle of a 16-year-old girl who developed tumor recurrence in cerebrospinal fluid 6 years after initial resection. To the best of our knowledge, there are only a few reports in the English literature describing the cytologic features of choroid plexus carcinoma. Relevant differentials and the usefulness of ancillary studies in diagnosis are also discussed. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2012.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Differential Diagnosis
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Choroid Plexus Neoplasms
Literature
Cucurbita
Lateral Ventricles
Mitosis
Neoplasms
Necrosis
Pediatrics
Recurrence
Population
Choroid Plexus Carcinoma

Keywords

  • choroid plexus carcinoma
  • cytologic findings
  • differential diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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The cytologic findings in choroid plexus carcinoma : Report of a case with differential diagnosis. / Savage, Natasha Marie; Crosby, John H; Reid-Nicholson, Michelle D.

In: Diagnostic Cytopathology, Vol. 40, No. 1, 01.01.2012, p. 1-6.

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