Colloid cyst

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


Young patient presented with chronic headache.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Female

CT brain

Rounded hyperdense lesion at the foramen of Monro without (at least at present) evidence of obstructive hydrocephalus

Case Discussion

Appearances are characteristic of a colloid cyst. Whether or not it is responsible for the headaches which prompted imaging is uncertain, although these lesions can result in sudden obstruction to ventricular outflow, acute hydrocephalus and sudden death. 

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Case information

rID: 10474
Published: 15th Aug 2010
Last edited: 19th Mar 2016
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