Surgery for Rathke cleft cysts: technical considerations and outcomes.

@article{Benveniste2004SurgeryFR,
  title={Surgery for Rathke cleft cysts: technical considerations and outcomes.},
  author={Ronald Jay Benveniste and Wesley A. King and Jane M. Walsh and Jacob S. Lee and Thomas P. Naidich and Kalmon D. Post},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 4},
  pages={
          577-84
        }
}
OBJECT The aim of this study was to identify the optimal surgical goals and techniques for managing symptomatic Rathke cleft cysts (RCCs). METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective study of 62 consecutive patients who had undergone surgery for RCCs. Postoperative follow up was a mean of 28 months. Fifty-six patients underwent transsphenoidal cyst decompression and biopsy procedures, and six underwent cyst wall resection. Postoperatively, symptoms improved in 91% of patients with headaches… CONTINUE READING
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