Rathke's cleft cyst

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

The pituitary is normal in size and signal intensity. The infundibulum is midline.

There is a 5 x 6 mm sharply circumscribed non-enhancing high T2 signal region in the anterior pituitary presumably represents a Rathke's cleft cyst

Optic chiasm, cavernous sinuses, and suprasellar region appear unremarkable.

The remainder of the imaged brain appears unremarkable.

Asymmetrical dilatation of the right lateral ventricle occipital horn is seen could be due to an intraventricular cyst.

Case Discussion

Small Rathke's clefts cysts are common and usually are incidental asymptomatic findings.

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Case information

rID: 69770
Published: 20th Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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