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This 33-year-old, right-handed, Caucasian woman presented with headache and dizziness that started postpartum in 2006. An MRI revealed a colloid cyst without hydrocephalus. Surgical options were discussed but patient did not want any surgical intervention. Hence, the lesion was followed with serial MRI scans and reported to be stable. A careful perusal of the images suggested a possible 1-2 mm growth over nine years. She reported anxiety and a recent increase in dizziness, blurry vision
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Archived Survey Results

 

If you had a parent with Alzheimer’s disease, would you get tested for genetic risk factors for that condition?

  • Yes (61%, 59 Votes)
  • No (39%, 38 Votes)

Total Voters: 97

 

Which of the following is the best option at this time?

  • Interhemispheric transcallosal interforniceal or intraventricular microscopic resection of colloid cyst (50%, 14 Votes)
  • Continued observation with annual gadolinium-enhanced MRI (39%, 11 Votes)
  • Right trans-frontal endoscopic resection of colloid cyst (11%, 3 Votes)
  • Right trans-frontal microscopic resection of colloid cyst (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

 

Which should be the main source of clinical decision-making?

  • Evidence-based medicine (51%, 62 Votes)
  • Accumulated personal experience and knowledge (49%, 60 Votes)

Total Voters: 122

 

Which of the following is the best option at this time?

  • Continued observation with bi-annual gadolinium-enhanced MRI (57%, 12 Votes)
  • Awake craniotomy, cortical mapping and gross-total resection (19%, 4 Votes)
  • Awake craniotomy, cortical mapping and debulking (14%, 3 Votes)
  • Awake craniotomy, cortical mapping and open biopsy (10%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

 

I would be willing to financially support neurosurgical residency training.

  • No (61%, 60 Votes)
  • Yes (39%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 99

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