Surgical treatment of symptomatic Rathke's cleft cysts: clinical features, therapy considerations and outcomes.

@article{Fan2012SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of symptomatic Rathke's cleft cysts: clinical features, therapy considerations and outcomes.},
  author={Ming-chao Fan and Qiao-ling Wang and Jing-Feng Wang and Wen-shuai Deng and Lian-di Li and Zhi-Hong Wang and Peng Sun},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={125 16},
  pages={2919-24}
}
BACKGROUND Rathke's cleft cyst (RCC) is one of the most common incidentally discovered sellar lesions, while symptomatic cases are relatively rare. Surgical treatment is recommended for symptomatic patients to drain the cyst content and to remove the capsule safely. The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical features, surgery considerations and therapy outcomes of symptomatic RCCs. METHODS Totally 42 patients (19 males and 23 females) were retrospectively reviewed with the diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING

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