Rathke cleft cyst: histopathology

Case contributed by Dr Victor Yang


Rathke's cleft cyst histopathology


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
Published: 28th Apr 2015
Last edited: 18th May 2016
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