Transsphenoidal resection of 82 Rathke cleft cysts: limited value of alcohol cauterization in reducing recurrence rates.

@article{Lillehei2011TranssphenoidalRO,
  title={Transsphenoidal resection of 82 Rathke cleft cysts: limited value of alcohol cauterization in reducing recurrence rates.},
  author={Kevin O. Lillehei and Lars Widdel and Carolina A Arias Astete and Margaret E. Wierman and Bette K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters and Janice M. Kerr},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={310-7}
}
OBJECT The aim of this study was to report the results of a large clinical series of patients with symptomatic Rathke cleft cysts (RCCs) who underwent resection by a single neurosurgeon using intraoperative alcohol cauterization, and to review any possible differences in recurrence rates in those treated with this chemically ablative technique. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective database review of 82 patients (age range 10-74 years) with symptomatic RCCs who underwent surgery… CONTINUE READING

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