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Colloid Cyst Presenting as Recurrent Mania
Manjeet S. Bhatia, M.D.; Shruti Srivastava, D.N.B.; Anurag Jhanjee, M.D.; Anant Oberoi, M.B.B.S.
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2013;25:E01-E02. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.11110352
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Department of Psychiatry U.C.M.S. & G.T.B. Hospital Dilshad Garden, Delhi India

Correspondence: Dr. M.S. Bhatia; e-mail: manbhatia1@rediffmail.com

Copyright © 2013 American Psychiatric Association

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To the Editor: A colloid cyst, also called a neuroepithelial cyst, is a slow-growing, benign tumor that occurs in the anterior third ventricle.1 Colloid cysts of the third ventricle represent 0.5%−2% of all intracranial tumors.2,3 The cyst typically blocks the foramen of Monro, causing obstructive hydrocephalus involving only the lateral ventricles. The common presenting symptoms are headache, nausea, vomiting, memory loss, mental status changes, gait disorder, insomnia, and visual disturbances.4 We report a case who presented with organic manic disorder, which remitted after the surgery.

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FIGURE 1. Preoperative CT scan

FIGURE 2. Postoperative CT scan
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