Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 2–4 | Cite as

The hyperdense choroid plexus: A CT finding associated with aortic arch obstruction in the newborn

  • J. C. Rand
  • E. M. Burton
  • I. L. D. Tonkin
  • T. G. DiSessa


We report the first observation of choroid plexus hyperdensity depicted by CT in two newborns with aortic arch obstruction. Neither infant had intracranial hemorrhage or infarction demonstrated by autopsy or cranial ultrasonography. Although not proven, we believe that such hyperdensity in these two cases represents abnormal vascularity within the choroid plexus related to upper extremity hypertension.


Public Health Hypertension Aortic Arch Intracranial Hemorrhage Choroid Plexus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Rand
    • 1
  • E. M. Burton
    • 1
  • I. L. D. Tonkin
    • 1
  • T. G. DiSessa
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyLe Bonheur Children's Medical CenterMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsLe Bonheur Children's Medical CenterMemphisUSA
  3. 3.University of Tennessee College of MedicineMemphisUSA

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