A member asked:

What will happen if i don't have surgery for my colloid cyst?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Depends on cyst size: When the cyst becomes large enough, it can cause hydrocephalus. This can be life threatening in a rapid fashion.

Answered 8/4/2015


Dr. Soren Singel answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Depends: Any symptoms yet? For asymptomatic cysts - you may never become symptomatic. Cases of sudden death have been discussed but are highly infrequent. Ask your neurosurgeon who can give you more specific instructions - based on your individual films and clinical exam.

Answered 9/8/2013



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