Colloid cyst of the third ventricle: a clinical review of 39 cases

Jeffree, R. L. and Besser, M. (2001) Colloid cyst of the third ventricle: a clinical review of 39 cases. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 8 4: 328-331. doi:10.1054/jocn.2000.0800


Author Jeffree, R. L.
Besser, M.
Title Colloid cyst of the third ventricle: a clinical review of 39 cases
Journal name Journal of Clinical Neuroscience   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0967-5868
1532-2653
Publication date 2001-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1054/jocn.2000.0800
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 8
Issue 4
Start page 328
End page 331
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, NW1 7BY United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Abstract This paper is a retrospective review of all patients treated for a colloid cyst of the third ventricle at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital over an 18-year consecutive period. Our experience is fairly typical compared with other published series. Colloid cysts made up 1.6% of tumours treated by the neurosurgical unit. Patients presented with non-specific neurological symptoms and signs, commonly suggestive of raised intracranial pressure. Microsurgical excision was carried out via the transcallosal route in 34 cases and the transfrontal approach in four cases. There was no apparent difference in results from the different surgical approaches. In 86% of patients reviewed after more than 6 months good long term outcome was achieved. These benign tumours can be safely cured if the diagnosis is made early and the cyst removed by careful microsurgical techniques.
Keyword Colloid cyst
Familial occurrence
Management outcome
Third ventricle
Transcallosal surgery
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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