Vol. 3 No. 1 (2024): International Journal of Applied Technology in Medical Sciences

Rathke’s cleft cyst as a rare sellar, parasellar mass lesion with sign andsymptoms of pituitary adenoma. Case presentation and review of literature.

Published 2024-03-05


  • literature,
  • treatment,
  • objectives symptoms

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Rathke’s cleft cyst as a rare sellar, parasellar mass lesion with sign andsymptoms of pituitary adenoma. Case presentation and review of literature. (2024). International Journal of Applied Technology in Medical Sciences, 3(1), 4-16. https://doi.org/10.54878/sfrdvh17


Rathke's cleft cysts exist as non-neoplastic lesions of the sellar and suprasellar regions that can eventually become
large enough to induce compressive effects with subsequent symptomology. Most cases, however, are asymptomatic
and are only detected during autopsy. The first incidence of a symptomatic Rathke's cleft cyst was described in 1931.
Symptomatic Rathke's cleft cysts may be associated with both neurological and endocrine abnormalities.

In this paper Rathke’s cleft cysts in sella and parasellar region to be discussed as a symptomatic lesion, etiology,
pathophysiology and its sign and symptoms.

Case presentation and review of literature for the differential diagnosis, imaging findings, and treatment plans are the
main objectives of this paper.


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