Colloid cyst of the third ventricle

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem


Routine scan post-shunting.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Well-defined rounded hyperdense lesion at the anterior margin of the third ventricle, typical of a colloid cyst of the third ventricle. Mild age-related peripheral volume loss. Bilateral ventriculo-peritoneal shunts are demonstrated as well.

Case Discussion

The patient initially presented with hydrocephalus which is a common complication of a colloid cyst of the third ventricle.

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Case information

rID: 59913
Published: 16th May 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Zagazig University Hospital

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