Case Report
2013 March
Volume : 1 Issue : 1

Suprasellar colloid cyst: An unusual location

Paniraj GL, Panigrahi M, Reddy AK, Satish Rao

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Paniraj GL1,*, Panigrahi M1, Reddy AK1 and Satish Rao2


1Department of Neurosurgery, Krishna Institute of Medical sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, AP, India

2Department of Neuropathology, Krishna Institute of Medical sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, AP, India


*Corresponding author: Dr. Gurram Lokamanya Paniraj, MCh (Neurosurgery), Junior Consultant, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, AP, India, Mobile: +91 8008404160; Email:


Received 18 December 2012; Revised 20 January 2013; Accepted 2 February 2013


Citation: Paniraj GL, Panigrahi M, Reddy AK and Satish. Suprasellar Colloid Cyst: An Unusual Location. J Med Sci Res 2013; 1(1): 5-8.


Copyright: © 2013 Paniraj GL et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Background: Colloid cysts are rare intracerebral lesions that are preferentially encountered within the third ventricle. There are only a few reports in which colloid cysts are described in other locations such as the fourth ventricle, brainstem, cerebellum and suprasellar region.

Clinical description: Young female had presented with headache since one year and on episode of generalized tonic, clonic seizures one week ago. She had bitemporal visual field cuts on examination. Imaging showed a hyperdense suprasellar lesion which was isointense on T1 weighted MR images, profoundly hypointense on T2 weighted images, and did not show any enhancement on post contrast MR study. It showed no restriction on DWI. A pteronal craniotomy and total excision of the lesion was done and the patient recovered well with no further neurological deficits. Pathology was consistant with a colloid cyst.

Conclusion: Colloid cyst is rarely found in suprasellar location. Such a rare diagnosis has to be considered in the differential diagnosis in patients who present with a suprasellar cystic lesion.


Keywords: Colloid cyst; Enterogenous cyst; Rathkes' cleft cyst