In most cases, the recommended treatment for colloid cysts is by surgical removal, either using open microsurgery or by endoscopic surgery. Radiotherapy is not an option in treating this condition. Determining the optimal treatment plan takes a number of factors into consideration, including the patient’s preferences, general health, size of the colloid cyst. Robert, Louis, MD specializes in minimally invasive brain surgery that are highly individualized to suit every patient’s needs.
The classic open microsurgical approach is referred to as interhemispheric transcallosal. The location of the craniotomy (bone window) is typically right fronto-parietal. This is the way to get deep into the brain without passing through, and damaging, any brain tissues. Colloid cyst aspiration attempts to normalize it by draining the cyst, least preferred unless the situation dictates that the surgical remoal options are not feasible.
Minimally invasive surgeries
Robert Louis, MD specializes in minimally invasive brain surgery and treatment of colloid cyst using cutting edge technology and instrumentation.
Neuroendoport Surgery- Minimally invasive neuroendoport surgery is performed by creating a burr hole in the skull and inserting a narrowing shunt in order to disrupt the least amount of brain tissue.
Minimally invasive endoscopic surgery- Involves a very small incision coupled with an endoscope which provides less tissue disruption and a fuller view for the surgeon to have a cleaner extraction with least disruption on surrounding brain tissues.