Neuroendoport® Surgery for Colloid Cysts
Neuroendoport Clinical Case Study
A 41-year-old veteran of Operation Desert Storm had unremitting headaches, confusion, and fainting spells. MRI scans showed a large colloid cyst of the third ventricle.
Pre-surgical scan shows a colloid cyst of the third ventricle.
Scan after surgical procedure shows complete removal of colloid cyst.
The Challenge & Solution
The colloid cyst was completely removed using the minimally invasive Neuroendoport technique.
The patient's cognition and headaches improved immediately, and the fainting spells are gone. In the follow-up image, which was performed while the patient was still in the operating room, it is clear that the colloid cyst has been completely removed. Intra-operative imaging with a CT scanner allows UPMC neurosurgeons to confirm safe lesion resection prior to leaving the operating room.
Treatment and results may not be representative of all similar cases.