Rathke cleft cyst

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Slight elevation of prolactin.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

A 1.5cm lesion within the mid and anterior portion of sella displaces otherwise normal appearing pituitary tissue posteriorly. The infundibulum lies in the midline. The mass does not extend beyond the diaphragma, and causes no optic chiasm or optic nerve compression, with no evidence of extension into the cavernous sinus.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates what is almost certainly a Rathke cleft cyst. The patient is undergoing imaging follow up.

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Case Information

rID: 9043
Case created: 14th Mar 2010
Last edited: 7th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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