Original Articles

Neurosurgical Review

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 135-139

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Colloid cysts of the third ventricle

  • Erdal ÇetinalpAffiliated withFaculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Cukurova University
  • , Faruk İldanAffiliated withFaculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Cukurova University
  • , Bülent BoyarAffiliated withFaculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Cukurova University
  • , Hüseyin BagdatogluAffiliated withFaculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Cukurova University
  • , Ziya UzuneyüpogluAffiliated withFaculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Cukurova University
  • , Askin KaradayiAffiliated withFaculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Cukurova University

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Abstract

Since computerized tomography scanning became available at the Division of Neurosurgery in July, 1979, 13 patients have undergone removal of colloid cysts of the third ventricle by transfrontal or transcallosal routes. Computerized tomography has increased the number of colloid cysts detected in the foramen of Monro during neurological diagnostic workups. The clinical and diagnostic aspects and changing concepts in the treatment of colloid cysts are reviewed.

Keywords

Brain neoplasm colloid cyst computerized tomography third ventricle