Rathke cleft cyst

Rath·ke cleft cyst

an intrasellar or suprasellar cyst lined by cuboidal epithelium derived from remnants of Rathke pouch.
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Rath·ke cleft cyst

(raht'kĕ kleft sist)
An intrasellar or suprasellar cyst lined by cuboidal epithelium derived from remnants of the Rathke pouch.
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Martin H., German anatomist, physiologist, and pathologist, 1793-1860.
Rathke bundles - muscular bundles on the lining walls of the ventricles of the heart. Synonym(s): trabeculae carneae
Rathke cleft cyst - an intrasellar or suprasellar cyst lined by cuboidal epithelium derived from remnants of Rathke pouch. Synonym(s): Rathke cyst
Rathke column
Rathke cyst - Synonym(s): Rathke cleft cyst
Rathke diverticulum - a tubular outgrowth of ectoderm from the stomodeum of the embryo. Synonym(s): pituitary diverticulum; Rathke pocket; Rathke pouch
Rathke duct
Rathke fold - two fetal folds of mesoderm.
Rathke pocket - Synonym(s): Rathke diverticulum
Rathke pouch - Synonym(s): Rathke diverticulum
Rathke pouch tumor - a suprasellar neoplasm, usually cystic, that develops from the nests of epithelium derived from Rathke pouch. Synonym(s): craniopharyngioma
Rathke punch
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References in periodicals archive ?
Rathke cleft cyst (RCC) is a rare, usually asymptomatic cystic lesion of the sellar/suprasellar region originating from the embryonic remnants of the Rathke cleft.
Rathke cleft cyst (RCC) display varying positions and density signals in MRI.
Infection of a Rathke cleft cyst: A rare cause of pituitary abscess.
Other ICLs were Dandy-Walker Syndrome (Figure 2) arachnoid cyst, rathke cleft cyst, and pineal cyst.
Grisoli, "Do the suprasellar neurenteric cyst, the Rathke cleft cyst and the colloid cyst constitute a same entity?" Acta Neurochirurgica, vol.
Normal posterior gland may be included as a small fragment in what is otherwise obviously a pituitary adenoma or some other sellar region mass (Figure 3, f), or may be the majority of a small biopsy sample, especially if the neurosurgeon is resecting a cystic lesion that occurs at the junction between anterior and posterior pituitary gland, that is, a Rathke cleft cyst. Normal posterior gland is unlikely to be mistaken for a pituitary adenoma, but can readily be misinterpreted as a fibrous meningioma or even an uncommon pituitary region tumor to be discussed below, the pituicytoma.
Tumors of the Sellar region: (a) Pituitary adenoma (b) Craniopharyngioma (c) Rathke cleft cyst.
Tominaga, "A partially ossified solid and cystic Rathke cleft cyst: case report," Journal of Neurosurgery, vol.
The differential diagnoses to consider include a non-haemorrhagic pituitary macro-adenoma, a craniopharyngioma, a Rathke cleft cyst, a pituitary abscess, primary intra-pituitary haemorrhage, or a giant thrombosed intra-sellar aneurysm.
Pituitary adenoma, craniopharyngioma, and Rathke cleft cyst involving both intrasellar and suprasellar regions: Differentiation using MRI.
McCutcheon, "Spontaneous involution of Rathke cleft cysts: is it rare or just underreported?," Journal of Neurosurgery, vol.
Surgical treatment of symptomatic Rathke cleft cysts: Clinical features and results with special attention to recurrence.