The fine structure of colloid cysts of the third ventricle

Asao Hirano, Nitya R. Ghatak

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The fine structures of three colloid cysts derived from the region of the foramen of Monro have been examined. Two types of cells, a lighter, ciliated and a denser, nonciliated cell formed the single layered epithelial lining. The surface of the nonciliated cells was coated with an electron-dense material. The fine structure of the cysts suggests that they are derived from an endodermal structure rather than from ncuroepithclium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-341
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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