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Familial Colloid Cyst

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Familial Colloid Cyst

L A Benoiton et al. J Clin Neurosci.


Colloid cysts of the third ventricle are rare benign tumours that can present as symptomatic hydrocephalus or be an incidental finding on imaging. This report presents familial colloid cysts found in a mother and daughter. Prior examples of familial colloid cysts are also reviewed and suggestions regarding the mode of inheritance and screening strategy are proposed.

Keywords: Colloid cyst; Familial; Headache; Third ventricle.

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