Rathke cleft cyst - histopathology

Case contributed by Dr Victor Yang

Presentation

Rathke's cleft cyst histopathology

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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