Full scope of options

Costas G. Hadjipanayis, Albert J. Schuette, Nicholas Boulis, Charlie Hao, Daniel L. Barrow, Charles Teo

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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of Clinical Problem Solving articles is to present management challenges to give practicing neurosurgeons insight into how field leaders address these dilemmas. This illustration is accompanied by a brief review of the literature on the topic. PRESENTATION: The case of a 16-year-old boy presenting with headaches is presented. The patient is found to have a typical colloid cyst at the foramen of Monro. Bilateral ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement had been performed as an initial treatment of the patient before presentation. RESULTS: Surgeons experienced in open and endoscopic surgery discuss their individual approaches to colloid cysts, in the context of previous shunting, providing a varied perspective on the clinical challenges posed by these lesions. CONCLUSION: Both open and endoscopic options remain viable for excision of a colloid cyst. Each has associated potential complications, as illustrated by the current case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-203
Number of pages7
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2010


  • Colloid cyst
  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Hadjipanayis, C. G., Schuette, A. J., Boulis, N., Hao, C., Barrow, D. L., & Teo, C. (2010). Full scope of options. Neurosurgery, 67(1), 197-203. https://doi.org/10.1227/01.NEU.0000370602.15820.E4