Colloid cyst of the third ventricle

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad



Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

A rounded hyperdense lesion located near the interventricular foramina of Monro. Although the bodies of the lateral ventricles are prominent, the temporal horns remain small, the brain sulci are not effaced and there is no transependymal oedema to suggest acute obstructive hydrocephalus.

Case Discussion

Colloid cyst of the 3rd ventricle typically seen as a well defined, unilocular rounded lesion at the roof of the 3rd ventricle. They are typically hyperdense and calcification is uncommon.

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Case information

rID: 54242
Published: 29th Jun 2017
Last edited: 29th Jan 2018
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