Colloid cysts of third ventricle

How are colloid cysts of the third ventricle treated?

For symptomatic colloid cysts treatment often involves surgery. If hydrocephalus develops, a ventriculoperitoneal shunt may be necessary. Stereotactic aspiration of a cyst may be useful, although there is a high rate of recurrence. People with a small symptomless colloid cyst do not require treatment, but may receive regular follow-up and testing (e.g., neuroimaging studies).

Last updated on 05-01-20

Name: Hydrocephalus Association 4340 East West Highway Suite 905
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