Rathke pouch

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Related to Rathke pouch: Rathke cleft, Rathke pouch tumor, Rathke cyst

hy·po·phy·si·al di·ver·tic·u·lum

(hī'pō-fiz'ē-ăl dī'vĕr-tik'yū-lŭm)
An upgrowth from the ectodermal roof of the stomodeum of the embryo that is adjacent to the floor of the diencephalon; it forms the adenohypophysis (glandular segment of the pituitary gland).
Synonym(s): adenohypophysial pouch, pituitary diverticulum, Rathke pocket, Rathke pouch.

Rathke pouch

[Martin H. Rathke, Ger. anatomist, 1793–1860]
A depression in the mouth of the embryo just anterior to the buccopharyngeal membrane. The anterior lobe of the pituitary arises from this structure.


Martin H., German anatomist, physiologist, and pathologist, 1793-1860.
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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
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Rathke pocket - Synonym(s): Rathke diverticulum
Rathke pouch - Synonym(s): Rathke diverticulum
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Rathke punch