Rathke's Cleft Cyst: Report of three cases Takashi ISHII 1 , Tatsusuke YAMASAKI 1 , Junichi TANAKA 2 , Satoshi TANAKA 3 , Tomokatsu HORI 3 , Kiyoaki MURAOKA 4 1Department of Neurosurgery, Tottori Prefectural Central Hospital 2Department of Neuropathology, Tottori University School of Medicine 3Department of Neurosurgery, Tottori University School of Medicine 4Department of Neurosurgery, National Hamada Hospital Keyword: Rathke's cleft cyst , Intrasellar epithelial cyst , Pituitary cyst pp.451-456
Published Date 1987/4/10
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1436202399
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Three cases of symptomatic Rathke's cleft cyst are discribed.

Case 1. A 51-year-old man was admitted to the hos-pital for evaluation of intermittent headache, in April,1985. He was neurologically free, but skull films dis-closed a ballooning of the sella with thinning of the dorsum sellae. CT scan showed enlargement of the sella, but no abnormal density area in the sellar region. MRI revealed a round mass with high signal intensity located just posteriorly to the pituitary body. By a transsphenoidal approach, a thin-walled cyst was found at the posterior portion of the sella.

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