Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastatic to the Choroid Mimicking Intraventricular Meningioma

Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Edward F. Chang, Saad A. Khan, Michael T. Lawton, Michael W. McDermott

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Abstract

Background: Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the choroid plexus is a rare condition and can be easily confused with meningioma. Methods: A 61-year-old female presented with progressive neurologic deterioration and MRI findings of obstructive hydrocephalus and a homogeneously contrast enhancing 3 cm oval mass in the trigone of the left lateral ventricle. Results: Despite radiologic, intraoperative gross features, and frozen pathology all consistent with meningioma, the final pathology revealed metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Conclusion: Renal cell carcinoma metastatic to the choroid plexus can mimic intraventricular meningioma. We present a review of the literature and comparison of the radiological features of meningiomas and metastatic renal cell carcinoma. We also discuss the use of an under-utilized technique, the contralateral transcallosal approach, in the surgical treatment of this intraventricular lesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume31
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Choroid
Meningioma
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Choroid Plexus
Pathology
Lateral Ventricles
Hydrocephalus
Nervous System
Heart Ventricles

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Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastatic to the Choroid Mimicking Intraventricular Meningioma. / Quinones-Hinojosa, Alfredo; Chang, Edward F.; Khan, Saad A.; Lawton, Michael T.; McDermott, Michael W.

In: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Vol. 31, No. 1, 02.2004, p. 115-120.

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Quinones-Hinojosa, Alfredo ; Chang, Edward F. ; Khan, Saad A. ; Lawton, Michael T. ; McDermott, Michael W. / Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastatic to the Choroid Mimicking Intraventricular Meningioma. In: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2004 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 115-120.
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