It is a low-incidence oncological disease that occurs in the brain, with the probability of spreading rapidly to the cerebrospinal fluid and invading nearby tissues.
Choroid plexus carcinoma is one of the primary tumors of the central nervous system; it first develops in the brain, within the ventricles that contain cerebrospinal fluid. As the tumor becomes larger, it obstructs this fluid’s flow, causing an increase in brain pressure, an enlargement of the skull, and possible hydrocephalus.
Choroid plexus carcinoma most frequently affects children under two years old, especially boys, although it can occur in adulthood.
Although the cause of choroid plexus carcinoma is unknown, clinical studies indicate that it may be due to a genetic alteration.