Rathke’s cleft cysts (RCCs) are non-neoplastic cysts that arise from glandular rests of Rathke’s cleft in the area of the intermediate lobe of the pituitary gland. Commonly found at autopsy on a microscopic scale, 80% of RCCs occur at the interface between the anterior and posterior lobes of the pituitary . RCCs can cause visual or endocrine disorders when their mass compresses the visual apparatus, pituitary gland, or hypothalamus.
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Rathke’s cleft cyst; Symptomatic; Transnasal–transsphenoidal approach; Transsphenoidal surgery
Cysts (Pathology) -- Diagnosis; Cysts (Pathology) -- Surgery
Couldwell, W. T., & Weiss, M. H. (2006). Surgical management of Rathke's cleft cysts. Current Opinion in Endocrinology and Diabetes, 13, 351-5.