Intraoperative cerebral ultrasound for third ventricle colloid cyst removal: case report

Assunta Filippini, Francesco Prada, Massimiliano Del Bene, Francesco DiMeco

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Purpose: To assess the usefulness of intraoperative Ultrasound (ioUS) and Echo-Color-Doppler (ECD) for the surgical removal of a specific deep-sited lesion. Methods: Case report of a woman underwent surgery of a third ventricle colloid cystremoval. Results: The ioUS technique depicted the deep intraventricular lesion and all theanatomical structures surrounding the lesion; helping us defining the best trajectory forthe safest surgical removal. Conclusion: In our experience ioUS and ECD have demonstrated to be a reliable anduseful intraoperative tool in neurosurgery, not only for superficial tumors but for deepintraventicular lesions as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-215
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ultrasound
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2016


  • Colloid cyst
  • Drop attack
  • Eco-color-doppler
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Internal Medicine


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