Rathke cleft cyst: histopathology

Case contributed by Dr Victor Yang


Rathke's cleft cyst histopathology

Modality: Pathology

Quick section shows tall columnar ciliated epithelial cells, characteristic of Rathke's cleft cyst.

Case Discussion

Rathke cleft cysts, also known as pars intermedia cysts, are non-neoplastic, sellar or suprasellar epithelium-lined cysts arising from the embryologic remnants of Rathke pouch in the pituitary gland.

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Case Information

rID: 36458
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 18th May 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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