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Rathke's cleft cyst.

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Rathke's cleft cysts are benign sellar and suprasellar lesions arising from epithelial remnants of Rathke's pouch with a peak incidence at 30-50 years of age. The majority are between 10 and 20mm in diameter and contain mucoid or gelatinous material encapsulated in a thin cyst wall of simple or pseudostratified cuboidal or columnar epithelium. Symptomatic cases are rare, but incidental lesions are found in 11% of unselected postmortem cases. The pathogenesis of these lesions is uncertain, but...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM
Ansorge, O More by this author
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Handbook of clinical neurology
Volume:
124
Pages:
255-269
Publication date:
2014
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ISSN:
0072-9752
URN:
uuid:94913d9f-1ea8-4bdc-8b82-abe7f5923a93
Source identifiers:
485693
Local pid:
pubs:485693

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