CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2018; 07(03): 235-238
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606825
Case Report
Neurological Surgeons' Society of India

Frame-Based Stereotactic-Guided Excision of Colloid Cyst of Cavum Septum Pellucidum through Transcallosal Approach—A Technical Note

J. K. B. C. Parthiban
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
S. Shanthanam
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
R. Manivasagam
2   Balaji Neuropsychiatric Clinic, R.S. Puram, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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Publication History

Received: 11 September 2016

accepted: 29 June 2017

Publication Date:
17 October 2017 (online)


Colloid cyst is a rare benign intracranial lesion. Due to its embryologic origin and development, it is commonly located within the third ventricle, though it also presents at various locations. Its location within cavum septum pellucidum is rarely reported. Operative approaches to such lesion can be challenging and misleading due to intraoperative variations. However, surgical resection in such locations are simplified and perfected with stereotactic guidance. A case of colloid cyst within the cavum septum pellucidum and the importance of stereotactic guidance in precisely reaching the lesion, thus minimizing the dissection of corpus callosum, are discussed.

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