Neurological Surgery No Shinkei Geka Volume 25, Issue 9 (September 1997)

A case report of choroid plexus carcinoma Kasumi ARAKI 1,4 , Tomokazu AOKI 1 , Jun A TAKAHASHI 1 , Kazuhiko NOZAKI 1 , Izumi NAGATA 1 , Haruhiko KIKUCHI 1 , Mizuka YOKOYAMA 2 , Haruo HATTORI 2 , Yuichi AKIYAMA 2 , Yu KUBOTA 2 , Hiroshi YOKOMIZO 3 1Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University 2Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University 3Uji Tokushukai Hospital Keyword: choroid plexus carcinoma , treatment , prognosis pp.853-857
Published Date 1997/9/10
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Choroid plexus carcinoma (CPC) is a rare tumor with poor prognosis, whose optimal treatment has not yet been established. We report a case of a one-year-old infant who has been treated with successive combined therapy. The therapy involved two operations for par-tial removal, interrupted radiotherapy up to 12Gy, 2 cy-cles of salvage chemotherapy, followed by an operation for total removal, and then a further 3 cycles of che-motherapy. CT scan after the preoperative salvage che-motherapy showed remarkable shrinkage of the re-sidual tumor, which made operative procedure easier.The patient was disease-free for ten months after the last operation.

Patients with combined preoperative chemotherapy and total resection seem to enjoy prolonged progres-sion-free survival, so preoperative chemotherapy for choroid plexus carcinoma seems to be of benefit, des-pite the fact that its optimal recipe has not yet been established.

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Neurological Surgery 脳神経外科
25巻9号 (1997年9月)
電子版ISSN 1882-1251 印刷版ISSN 0301-2603 医学書院