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Anterior transcallosal approach to the colloid cysts of the third ventricle: case series and review of the literature.
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PMID:  15306973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the results of the anterior transcallosal approach to the colloid cysts of the third ventricle. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the patients operated on between 1986 and 2003 was carried out. There were 19 patients (10 female, 9 male) with a median age of 43. The main presenting symptom was headache. One of the patients presented with acromegaly due to a pituitary tumor. The size of the cysts ranged from 15 to 43 mm. An anterior transcallosal approach was used in all patients. RESULTS: The cysts were excised totally in all cases. Postoperatively no recent memory loss has been detected in any patient. One patient with hemorrhagic papil stasis experienced temporary visual worsening. In one patient with hydrocephalus a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was needed. One patient with postoperative superior frontal gyrus venous infarction had a seizure. The follow-up period was from 1 month to 13 years (mean 5.2 years). To date, there has been no recurrence so far. CONCLUSION: The anterior transcallosal approach is a safe method for the treatment of third ventricular colloid cysts.
M N Pamir; S Peker; S Ozgen; T Kiliç; U Türe; M M Ozek
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zentralblatt für Neurochirurgie     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0044-4251     ISO Abbreviation:  Zentralbl. Neurochir.     Publication Date:  2004  
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Created Date:  2004-08-12     Completed Date:  2004-10-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413646     Medline TA:  Zentralbl Neurochir     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-15; discussion 116     Citation Subset:  IM    
Marmara University Department of Neurosurgery, Marmara University Neurological Sciences Institute, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System Cysts / surgery*
Corpus Callosum / surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Neurosurgical Procedures*
Retrospective Studies
Third Ventricle / surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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