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Colloid Cyst
Luke L. Linscott, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • Paraphyseal cyst
              • Definitions

                • Benign epithelial-lined, mucin-containing cyst; almost exclusively located in anterior superior 3rd ventricle

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Margetis K et al: Endoscopic resection of incidental colloid cysts. J Neurosurg. 120(6):1259-67, 2014
                                        2. Sheikh AB et al: Endoscopic versus microsurgical resection of colloid cysts: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 1,278 patients. World Neurosurg. 82(6):1187-97, 2014
                                        3. Boogaarts HD et al: Long-term results of the neuroendoscopic management of colloid cysts of the third ventricle: a series of 90 cases. Neurosurgery. 68(1):179-87, 2011
                                        4. Alnaghmoosh N et al: Colloid cysts in children, a clinical and radiological study. Childs Nerv Syst. 22(5):514-6, 2006
                                        5. Maqsood AA et al: Third ventricular colloid cysts in children. Pediatr Neurosurg. 42(3):147-50, 2006
                                        6. Peraud A et al: Intraventricular congenital lesions and colloid cysts. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 14(4):607-19, 2003
                                        7. Jeffree RL et al: Colloid cyst of the third ventricle: a clinical review of 39 cases. J Clin Neurosci. 8(4):328-31, 2001
                                        8. Armao D et al: Colloid cyst of the third ventricle: imaging-pathologic correlation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 21(8):1470-7, 2000
                                        9. El Khoury C et al: Colloid cysts of the third ventricle: are MR imaging patterns predictive of difficulty with percutaneous treatment? AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 21(3):489-92, 2000
                                        10. Pollock BE et al: Natural history of asymptomatic colloid cysts of the third ventricle. J Neurosurg. 91(3):364-9, 1999
                                        11. Macdonald RL et al: Colloid cysts in children. Pediatr Neurosurg. 20(3):169-77, 1994
                                        12. Camacho A et al: Colloid cysts: experience with the management of 84 cases since the introduction of computed tomography. Neurosurgery. 24(5):693-700, 1989
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                                        References
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Paraphyseal cyst
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Benign epithelial-lined, mucin-containing cyst; almost exclusively located in anterior superior 3rd ventricle

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                  • Microscopic Features

                                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                    • Presentation

                                                                      • Demographics

                                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                          • Treatment

                                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Margetis K et al: Endoscopic resection of incidental colloid cysts. J Neurosurg. 120(6):1259-67, 2014
                                                                              2. Sheikh AB et al: Endoscopic versus microsurgical resection of colloid cysts: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 1,278 patients. World Neurosurg. 82(6):1187-97, 2014
                                                                              3. Boogaarts HD et al: Long-term results of the neuroendoscopic management of colloid cysts of the third ventricle: a series of 90 cases. Neurosurgery. 68(1):179-87, 2011
                                                                              4. Alnaghmoosh N et al: Colloid cysts in children, a clinical and radiological study. Childs Nerv Syst. 22(5):514-6, 2006
                                                                              5. Maqsood AA et al: Third ventricular colloid cysts in children. Pediatr Neurosurg. 42(3):147-50, 2006
                                                                              6. Peraud A et al: Intraventricular congenital lesions and colloid cysts. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 14(4):607-19, 2003
                                                                              7. Jeffree RL et al: Colloid cyst of the third ventricle: a clinical review of 39 cases. J Clin Neurosci. 8(4):328-31, 2001
                                                                              8. Armao D et al: Colloid cyst of the third ventricle: imaging-pathologic correlation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 21(8):1470-7, 2000
                                                                              9. El Khoury C et al: Colloid cysts of the third ventricle: are MR imaging patterns predictive of difficulty with percutaneous treatment? AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 21(3):489-92, 2000
                                                                              10. Pollock BE et al: Natural history of asymptomatic colloid cysts of the third ventricle. J Neurosurg. 91(3):364-9, 1999
                                                                              11. Macdonald RL et al: Colloid cysts in children. Pediatr Neurosurg. 20(3):169-77, 1994
                                                                              12. Camacho A et al: Colloid cysts: experience with the management of 84 cases since the introduction of computed tomography. Neurosurgery. 24(5):693-700, 1989