Rathke's pouch

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pouch

 [powch]
a bag or pocket; see also cavity, recess, and sac.
abdominovesical pouch the pouchlike reflection of the peritoneum from the abdominal wall to the anterior surface of the bladder.
craniobuccal pouch (craniopharyngeal pouch) Rathke's pouch.
Douglas' pouch Douglas' cul-de-sac.
Indiana pouch a bladder surgically created using a segment of isolated, detubularized colon that may or may not be patched with small bowel. The ureters are implanted into the pouch in a non-refluxing manner. A continence stoma to the abdomen is created by intussusception of a small segment of bowel.
Kock pouch see kock pouch.
Prussak's pouch a recess in the tympanic membrane between the flaccid part of the membrane and the neck of the malleus.
Rathke's pouch a diverticulum from the embryonic buccal cavity from which the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland is developed. Called also craniobuccal or craniopharyngeal pouch.
rectouterine pouch Douglas' cul-de-sac.
Seessel's pouch an outpouching of the embryonic pharynx rostrad to the pharyngeal membrane and caudal to Rathke's pouch.
References in periodicals archive ?
Rathke's cysts are congenital lesions arising from remnants of the Rathke pouch.
Rathke's cysts might be difficult to be differentiated from other intra- or suprasellar masses on pure radiologic bases because of variable intensities of signal on MRI sequences.
The most common lesions needing to be differentiated from Rathke's cysts are pituitary adenomas and craniopharyngiomas.