If you need someone to talk to or advice on where to get help, our Support and Information team is available by phone, email or live-chat.Support and Info Line
Choroid plexus carcinomas occur within the ventricles of the brain and can block the cerebro-spinal fluid from circulating and draining, causing pressure to build up in the skull.
Choroid plexus carcinoma's occur most often in one year olds, where the signs of the raised intracranial pressure may be vomiting and lethargy (drowsiness) or your child being unable to look upwards. Their head size may also grow quickly.
Choroid plexus carcinomas are a high grade (grade 3), fast growing tumour. There is an association with the genetic condition, Li-Fraumeni syndrome.They are different from choroid plexus papillomas.
The first symptoms of a choroid plexus carcinoma may, therefore, be pressure headaches, particularly in the mornings.
We want to make it as easy as possible for our community to access support and information online. So, we'd really appreciate you taking ten minutes to complete our survey and share your experience using our website today.
If you have further questions, need to clarify any of the information on this page, or want to find out more about research and clinical trials, please contact our team:
0808 800 0004 (free from landlines and mobiles)
Phone lines open Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00
You can also join our active online community on Facebook - find out more about our groups.