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Chirurgia 2014 August;27(4):217-20

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Surgical results of colloid cyst of the third ventricle: 20 cases

Cecen A. 1, Celikoglu E. 2, Is M. 2, Ramazanoğlu A. F. 2, Kiraz I. 3

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey;
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey;
3 Ergani State Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey


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AIM: Colloid cysts are slowly growing benign pathologies of the anterosuperior roof of the third ventricle. Their clinical course varies from subtle intermittent headache to sudden unexpected death.
METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 20 cases of third ventricle colloid cyst treated between 2006 to 2011 was conducted. The clinical presentation, radiological findings, and outcome were analyzed.
RESULTS: Female to male ratio was 1.2:1. The mean age was 36.6 years. Headache and dizziness were the most common symptoms. All patients were operated by transcallosal transforaminal route. There were three transcient intraventricular hemorrhages and one focal venous infarction.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that patients with colloid cyst of the third ventricle who are symptomatic, young, and have hydrocephalus can be safely cured surgically.

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