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The Endocrinological Characteristics of Rathke’s Cleft Cyst: Pathologically Confirmed in Seven Cases.

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라트케열 낭의 내분비학적 특징 -병리학적으로 확인된 7예 분석-
Authors
유, 수경; 김, 연경; 김, 혜진; 김, 대중; 정, 윤석; 이, 관우; 김, 세혁; 조, 경기
Citation
Journal of Korean Endocrine Society, 22(1):74-79, 2007
Journal Title
Journal of Korean Endocrine Society; 대한내분비학회지
ISSN
1015-6380
Abstract
Rathke’s cleft cyst is a cystic sellar or suprasellar lesion thought to originate from the remnants of Rathke’s pouch. It is characteristically lined by a single layer of ciliated cuboidal or columnar epithelium. Although small asymptomatic Rathke’s cleft cysts have been reported at autopsy in 2~26% of normal pituitary glands, symptomatic cysts are rare. For patients with symptomatic Rathke’s cleft cysts presentation with headache, pituitary dysfunction, and visual loss caused by compression of the optic chiasm in the event of suprasellar extension, is common. We report the endocrine characteristics of seven cases of patients with symptomatic Rathke’s cleft cyst diagnosed with pathologic confirmation.
Keywords
Endocrinological characteristicsRathke’s cleft cyst
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Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Neurosurgery
Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Endocrinology & Metabolism
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김, 연경김, 혜진김, 대중정, 윤석이, 관우김, 세혁조, 경기
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