Per UCLA Health, colloid cysts
usually develops in the brain's center and is a slow-developing tumor.
Doctors discovered abnormal fluid on her brain and a further scan revealed a small colloid cyst
- a slow-growing tumour typically found near the centre of the brain.
Results: A total of 19 patients with colloid cyst
of 3rd ventricle were included, thirteen were male and 6 were female patients.
A small ~8-mm well-defined, rounded T1-isointense and T2-hypointense signal intensity non-enhancing lesion was seen in the region of the foramen of Monro and in the anterosuperior aspect of the third ventricle, prompting the diagnosis of colloid cyst
Caption: FIGURE 1: The marked lateral ventricle hydrocephalus secondary to a 16 x 15 x 15 mm colloid cyst
within the third ventricle seen on CT scan at admission from the sagittal view.
Endoscopic colloid cyst
resection in the absence of ventriculomegaly.
Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of hemorrhagic colloid cyst
offered a nonneuroepithelial origin of colloid cyst
, indicating its similarity to respiratory mucosa of the trachea and sphenoid sinus by using immunohistochemical techniques .
An extraordinary aspect of this case is that the CT scans revealed a colloid cyst
at the center of his brain, a congenital condition which he had all his life but did not know.
The first MRI of the head showed a small colloid cyst
in the third ventricle (Figure 1a).
The "ticking time bomb" - known as a colloid cyst
- could claim the life at any time of Harvey Hawkins, five.
A thyroid colloid cyst
(TCC) is a nonneoplastic thyroid nodule with a histology showing marked follicular dilatation and epithelial flattening .
Tumors or cysts treated include a pineal cyst, lateral ventricle arachnoid cysts (n = 3), a large colloid cyst
, a benign mixed astroglial cyst, low-grade gliomas (n = 4) (1 myxopapillary ependymoma, 1 WHO grade II astrocytoma, 1 pilocytic astrocytoma, and 1 subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA)), a dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial-like tumor (DNET), an epidermoid tumor, an immature teratoma, a craniopharyngioma, a giant pituitary macroadenoma with intraventricular extension, and a pineal parenchymal tumor (intermediate differentiation).
Sasiadek, "Colloid cyst
of the pituitary gland: case report and literature review," Polish Journal of Radiology, vol.
The differential diagnosis of IV NCC includes toxoplasmosis, fungal and bacterial meningitis, hydrocephalic sequelae of tuberculous meningitis, echinococcosis, intraventricular neoplasm, colloid cyst
and non-infectious granulomatous chronic meningitis.