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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 162

Hemorrhagic colloid cyst: Case report and review of the literature

Department of Neurosurgery, L. T. M. G. Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Batuk Diyora
Department of Neurosurgery, 2nd Floor, L.T.M.G.Hospital, Sion (W), Mumbai - 400 022
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DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.121689

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Colloid cysts are cystic lesions located at the anterior part of third ventricle, close to foramen of Monro and contain colloid material. Hemorrhage in a colloid cyst is very rare. On literature review, we found only six cases of hemorrgic colloid cyst; among them, four were diagnosed at postmortem examination. We report a rare case of a hemorrhagic colloid cyst in a young lady who presented with sudden onset severe headache and vomiting. Computed tomography (CT) scan showed isodense lesion located at foramen of Monro with hyperdense areas suggestive of hemorrhage with foraminal obstruction. The lesion was not enhancing on contrast. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain revealed a well-defined cystic mass lesion located at the foramen of Monro which was hyperintense on T1 and hypointense on T2-weighted images. Excision of the colloid cyst was performed which revealed hemorrhagic clot instead of colloid material. Histopathological examination revealed a colloid cyst with hemorrhage. We believe that this is the first such reported case of successful clinical outcome following early diagnosis and excision of a hemorrhagic colloid cyst in an adult.

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