Colloid cysts of the third ventricle exhibit various clinical presentation: a review of three cases

  • Janez Ravnik University Medical Centre Maribor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Gorazd Bunc University Medical Centre Maribor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Anja Grcar Department of Pathology, University Medical Centre Maribor
  • Miodrag Zunic Department of Anaesthesiology, University Medical Centre Maribor
  • Tomaz Velnar University Medical Centre Maribor, Department of Neurosurgery
Keywords: colloid cyst, hydrocephalus, ventricles, surgery

Abstract

Colloid cysts are benign intracranial tumours usually occurring in the front part of the third ventricle. Clinical presentation may be non-specific and heterogeneous. The problems are frequently associated with development of hydrocephalus, these cysts may cause. We describe three cases of patients with diverse clinical symptoms, who underwent surgery for colloid cysts of the third ventricle. In the first patient, the colloid cyst caused a sudden deterioration of consciousness due to an acute hydrocephalus. The cyst in the second and third patient was discovered accidentally, during the course of epileptic seizures treatment and due to chronic headache with quanti- and qualitative deterioration of consciousness in the setting of chronic hydrocefalus, respectively. Surgery improved health in all three patients.

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Published
2014-08-14
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Ravnik J, Bunc G, Grcar A, Zunic M, Velnar T. Colloid cysts of the third ventricle exhibit various clinical presentation: a review of three cases. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2014Aug.14 [cited 2019Dec.9];14(3):132-5. Available from: http://bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/132
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