Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 146, Issue 4, pp 397–401

Huge colloid cyst: case report and review of unusual forms

  • A. Hamlat
  • C. Casallo-Quiliano
  • S. Saikali
  • M. Adn
  • G. Brassier
Case Report

Summary

The authors report a case of a huge colloid cyst of the septum pellucidum with acute worsening. A 42-year-old man was admitted for unexplained lethargy. A brain CT scan disclosed a huge intra-ventricular lesion.

He experienced a sudden deterioration with coma, and was managed with bilateral ventricular external shunting. Total removal was performed a few days later using a right frontal trans-ventricular approach.

The discussion focuses on colloid cyst potential to mimic other intracranial lesions, rendering accurate diagnosis difficult and leading to possibly inappropriate management in similar cases.

Keywords: Huge colloid cyst; acute worsening; septum pellucidum; unusual forms; review. 

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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Hamlat
    • 1
  • C. Casallo-Quiliano
    • 2
  • S. Saikali
    • 3
  • M. Adn
    • 1
  • G. Brassier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryCHRU PontchaillouRennesFrance
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryMilitary HospitalLimaPeru
  3. 3.Department of PathologyCHRU PontchaillouRennesFrance

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