Endoscopic endonasal resection of symptomatic Rathke cleft cysts.

  title={Endoscopic endonasal resection of symptomatic Rathke cleft cysts.},
  author={Tao Xie and Fan Hu and Yong Yu and Ye Gu and Xue-jian Wang and Xiaobiao Zhang},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  volume={18 6},
We aimed to retrospectively evaluate the transsphenoidal endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) for the resection of symptomatic Rathke's cleft cysts (RCC) in 23 patients (11 male, 12 female, average age 43 years). The patients were followed-up for between 3 months and 36 months. Headache was the primary pre-operative symptom (15/23, 65%) and all patients with headache improved after surgery. Seven patients with initial visual symptoms (9/23, 39%) also improved after treatment. Three of the six… CONTINUE READING
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