Spontaneous involution of Rathke cleft cysts: is it rare or just underreported?

@article{Amhaz2010SpontaneousIO,
  title={Spontaneous involution of Rathke cleft cysts: is it rare or just underreported?},
  author={Hassan H Amhaz and Roukoz B. Chamoun and Steven G. Waguespack and Komal B. Shah and Ian E. Mccutcheon},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={112 6},
  pages={1327-32}
}
Rathke cleft cysts (RCCs) are benign cystic lesions of the sella that arise from the remnants of Rathke pouch. Although most are asymptomatic, symptoms can result from mass effect and commonly include headache, endocrinopathy, or visual field disturbance. Although asymptomatic patients undergo conservative treatment, patients with symptoms are typically treated surgically. The authors report 9 patients with symptomatic cystic sellar lesions and imaging characteristics consistent with an RCC; in… CONTINUE READING

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