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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, 8(2), 44-48
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-2-2
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Keyhole Approach for Microscopic Excision of Third Ventricular Colloid Cyst: Our Experience

Sharad Samson Rajamani1, Neeraj Salhotra1, , Samit Biniwale1, Bashar Al Tunbi1, Fahad Al Kheder1 and Faraz Qayyum Khan1

1Department of Neurosurgery, Khoula Hospital Muscat Oman

Pub. Date: December 18, 2019

Cite this paper:
Sharad Samson Rajamani, Neeraj Salhotra, Samit Biniwale, Bashar Al Tunbi, Fahad Al Kheder and Faraz Qayyum Khan. Keyhole Approach for Microscopic Excision of Third Ventricular Colloid Cyst: Our Experience. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(2):44-48. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-2-2


Endoscopic surgery has truly revolutionized the surgical management of colloid cysts. Their central and deep location within the third ventricle has historically demanded a great degree of surgical skill and demand on the patient. Until the last two decades the treatment options for patients with colloid cysts included a traditional craniotomy (opening the skull for removal of the cyst), stereotactic cyst aspiration, or placement of a shunt for hydrocephalus.

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