Hurthle cell carcinoma presenting as a single choroid plexus metastasis

Andrew T. Healy, Balint Otvos, Jason Schroeder, Amir H. Hamrahian, Lilyana Angelov, Kambiz Kamian

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Choroid plexus masses represent approximately 0.3-0.8% of intracranial tumors. Herein we present, to our knowledge, the first reported patient with an isolated Hurthle cell papillary thyroid carcinoma metastasis to the choroid plexus of the lateral ventricle. Unresponsive to iodine ablation and refusing surgery, the patient underwent Gamma Knife radiosurgery (Elekta AB, Stockholm, Sweden), receiving 15 Gy to the 50% isodose line. The lesion regressed until 5 years later at which time it was unresponsive to 18 Gy and required surgical resection. Although extraneural metastatic cancers are recognized as potential sources for the single choroid plexus mass, we must consider even the unusual culprit in patients with a history of cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1448-1450
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Central nervous system metastases
  • Choroid plexus
  • Hurthle cell carcinoma
  • Intraventricular mass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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