World Neurosurg 2019 Mar 24;123:351-356. Epub 2018 Dec 24.
Carilion Clinic, Section of Neurosurgery, Roanoke, Virginia, USA; Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, Virginia, USA; Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
Background: Colloid cysts of the third ventricle are rare, slow-growing lesions of neuroepithelial origin. Although histopathologically benign, third ventricular colloid cysts are a well-known cause of sudden, unexpected coma and death. Several theories have been proposed to describe the rare, sudden onset of severe symptomatology and rapid clinical decline due to colloid cysts. Read More