Editor in Chief
Choroid plexus tumors are relatively rare, accounting for 4% of pediatric brain tumors. Patients usually present with developmental delay and macrocrania due to hydrocephalus. Because of their location and the absence of specific neurological deficits, there is a mean of 5 weeks from the beginning of the symptoms (irritability, nausea and vomiting, headaches) to the diagnosis.
- Good surgical preparation: Availability of blood, and the awareness of the anesthetist that the procedure may involve major blood loss.
- Gross total resection is goal: A total resection is synonymous with a better outcome, or even a cure in some cases.