Transitional cell tumor of the pituitary gland developing from a Rathke's cleft cyst.

@article{Kepes1978TransitionalCT,
  title={Transitional cell tumor of the pituitary gland developing from a Rathke's cleft cyst.},
  author={John J. Kepes},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1978},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={337-43}
}
A tumor of the pituitary gland is reported which developed from the wall of a Rathke's cleft cyst. This was an incidental autopsy finding in a 79-year-old diabetic woman. The cyst wall was lined by ciliated, mucus producing columnar epithelium with areas of squamous metaplasia, the solid portion of the tumor was composed of cells with light and electron microscopic characteristics of squamous cells, mucus producing cells and anterior lobe cells of the pituitary: they displayed intercellular… CONTINUE READING

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