Jho Institute for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery Department of Neuroendoscopy
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Colloid Cyst: Dr. Jho's Endoscopic Total Removal of Colloid Cyst Operation

Dr. Jho's Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Approach Brain surgery  

Professor & Chair,  Department of Neuroendoscopy
Jho Institute for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery

        Dr. Jho performs minimally invasive endoscopic removal of colloid cysts or other third ventricular tumor via a small incision. Colloid cyst is a benign brain tumor, which can cause headaches, vomiting, hydrocephalus, visual disorders, personality changes, etc. Small asymptomatic colloid cysts can be observed carefully with interval MR scans. However, symptomatic colloid cysts require surgical treatments such as ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery, microsurgical tumor removal through a transcallosal approach or a transcortical approach, stereotactic aspiration, endoscopic removal or aspiration, radiosurgery, etc. Dr. Jho prefers to remove the tumor with minimally invasive endoscopic techniques via a small incision if a colloid cyst is symptomatic.

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Figure 1:  Preoperative MR scans, coronal (A), axial (B) and Sagittal views (C), in a patient with a recurrent colloid cyst after conventional craniotomy and tumor removal, stereotactic aspiration and gamma-knife surgery previously. The patient underwent endoscopic total removal of the tumor via a small incision. Postoperative MR scans, coronal (D), axial (E) and sagittal views (F), confirm complete tumor removal. The patient has been doing well.

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