Colloid Cyst: Symptoms and Treatment

A colloid cyst is a tumor with gelatinous material typically appearing near the center of the brain.

Symptoms of colloid cyst

  • headaches
  • confusion
  • loss of consciousness
  • memory problems

Treatments for colloid cyst
Management options vary with the severity of symptoms and their effect on the patient. The main options are the followings.

  • observation
  • craniotomy for microsurgical resection
  • neuroendoscopic removal
  • stereotactic drainage
  • cerebrospinal fluid diversion with bilateral ventriculoperitoneal shunting placement

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