Familial fatal and near-fatal third ventricle colloid cysts.

  title={Familial fatal and near-fatal third ventricle colloid cysts.},
  author={Matthew Stoodley and Thieu P. Nguyen and Peter Robbins},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  volume={69 10},
BACKGROUND Despite having a presumed congenital origin, familial cases of colloid cysts have been reported only rarely. The first case of a brother and sister with colloid cysts is reported here, and the relevant literature is reviewed. METHODS A 25-year-old man presented with a 24-h history of headache and vomiting. He rapidly became unconscious and fulfilled the criteria for brain death on arrival at hospital. No surgical intervention was performed. RESULTS The patient's sister presented… CONTINUE READING
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