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Colloid Cyst
Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Colloid cyst (CC)
              • Synonyms

                • Paraphyseal cyst, endodermal cyst
              • Definitions

                • Unilocular, mucin-containing 3rd ventricular cyst

              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

                                      • Consider

                                        • 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. Woodley-Cook J et al: Neurosurgical management of a giant colloid cyst with atypical clinical and radiological presentation. J Neurosurg. 121(5):1185-8, 2014
                                          4. Diyora B et al: Hemorrhagic colloid cyst: Case report and review of the literature. Asian J Neurosurg. 8(3):162, 2013
                                          5. Demirci S et al: Sudden death due to a colloid cyst of the third ventricle: report of three cases with a special sign at autopsy. Forensic Sci Int. 189(1-3):e33-6, 2009
                                          6. Majós C et al: In vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy of intraventricular tumours of the brain. Eur Radiol. 19(8):2049-59, 2009
                                          7. Easwer HV et al: Pre-coronal, paramedian minicraniotomy: a minimal access approach for microsurgical, transcallosal, transforaminal removal of colloid cysts of the third ventricle. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 51(5):253-7, 2008
                                          8. Greenlee JD et al: Purely endoscopic resection of colloid cysts. Neurosurgery. 62(3 Suppl 1):51-5; discussion 55-6, 2008
                                          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: A theory on the natural history of colloid cysts of the third ventricle. Neurosurgery. 46(5):1077-81; discussion 1081-3, 2000
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Abbreviations

                                                        • Colloid cyst (CC)
                                                      • Synonyms

                                                        • Paraphyseal cyst, endodermal cyst
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Unilocular, mucin-containing 3rd ventricular cyst

                                                      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

                                                                              • Consider

                                                                                • 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. Woodley-Cook J et al: Neurosurgical management of a giant colloid cyst with atypical clinical and radiological presentation. J Neurosurg. 121(5):1185-8, 2014
                                                                                  4. Diyora B et al: Hemorrhagic colloid cyst: Case report and review of the literature. Asian J Neurosurg. 8(3):162, 2013
                                                                                  5. Demirci S et al: Sudden death due to a colloid cyst of the third ventricle: report of three cases with a special sign at autopsy. Forensic Sci Int. 189(1-3):e33-6, 2009
                                                                                  6. Majós C et al: In vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy of intraventricular tumours of the brain. Eur Radiol. 19(8):2049-59, 2009
                                                                                  7. Easwer HV et al: Pre-coronal, paramedian minicraniotomy: a minimal access approach for microsurgical, transcallosal, transforaminal removal of colloid cysts of the third ventricle. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 51(5):253-7, 2008
                                                                                  8. Greenlee JD et al: Purely endoscopic resection of colloid cysts. Neurosurgery. 62(3 Suppl 1):51-5; discussion 55-6, 2008
                                                                                  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: A theory on the natural history of colloid cysts of the third ventricle. Neurosurgery. 46(5):1077-81; discussion 1081-3, 2000