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May 1909

PAPILLOMA OF THE CHORIOID PLEXUS WITH HYDROCEPHALUS: REPORT OF A CASE

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1909;III(4):289-294. doi:10.1001/archinte.1909.00050150016003
Abstract

There are a few reports of the careful examination of growths from the ependyma of the ventricles or the chorioid plexus, growths largely patterned after this vascular structure and variously interpreted as instances of hyperplasia, papilloma or carcinoma. It is a matter of some historical interest that Jacobson, in the seventh edition of Hilton's classical work, ``Rest and Pain,'' mentions a papillary tumor in the floor of the fourth ventricle with occlusion of that cavity and a consequent enormous dilatation of the lateral ventricle appearing externally on the brain like a cyst. This observation and that of Douty1 have been omitted by several writers who have published otherwise fairly comprehensive reviews of the literature bearing on these growths, accompanying reports of additional cases.

Douty described the occurrence, in a seventeen-year-old boy, of a tumor resembling a large purple mulberry, soft and fragile and attached to the

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