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What will happen if I don't have surgery for my colloid cyst?
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on cyst size
When the cyst becomes large enough, it can cause hydrocephalus.
This can be life threatening in a rapid fashion.

In brief: Depends on cyst size
When the cyst becomes large enough, it can cause hydrocephalus.
This can be life threatening in a rapid fashion.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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