Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2016)
Physician's Dilemma: Colloid Cyst of Third Ventricle
Author(s): Bhavana Venkata Nagabhushana Rao, Bhavana Venkata Satya Raman
Abstract: Colloid cyst of the third ventricle is a rare condition to present to a physician. But it presents with varied physical symptoms like headache, nausea, frequent falls, difficulty with gait, intellectual failure and memory loss or frank psychosis. As physicians come across such symptoms day in day out, it may be mistaken for an innocuous disease. Colloid cyst of the third ventricle is known for sudden deterioration and cardiac arrest hence documentation of an early diagnosis is of paramount importance to the clinician. Early CT Scanning even on the slightest suspicion and early referral to neurosurgeon avoids difficulties. Medical treatment of symptomatic cyst is not appropriate. Transcortical Transventricular removal of the cyst is usually therapeutic.