Transient choroid plexus cysts and benign asymmetrical ventricles: a case suggesting a possible link: case report.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Brain magnetic resonance imaging scans occasionally reveal asymmetrical ventricles with no identifiable cause. A case is presented that highlights a possible connection between transient choroid plexus cysts and benign asymmetrical ventricles. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The patient was a 2.5-week-old asymptomatic boy. Transcranial ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging revealed the infant to have a left frontal horn choroid plexus cyst and a mildly dilated left lateral ventricle. Head circumference was at 90% of the norm for age. The neurological examination revealed nothing abnormal. Four months later, follow-up magnetic resonance imaging revealed complete resolution of the cyst with persistent ventricular asymmetry. INTERVENTION: No surgical intervention was undertaken. The lesion was assessed via x-ray. CONCLUSION: Spontaneously resolving choroid plexus cysts of infancy causing outflow obstruction of the lateral ventricle may be one of the underlying causes of benign asymmetrical ventricles.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Heilman, CB; Zerris, VA

Published Date

  • January 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 213 - 215

PubMed ID

  • 12493120

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12493120

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-396X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00006123-200301000-00027


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States