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A Case of Ectopic Rathke's Cleft Cyst in the Prepontine Cistern.
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PMID:  23091676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A Rathke's cleft cyst (RCC) is a benign pituitary cyst derived from the remnant of Rathke's pouch, and usually presents as an intrasellar lesion with varying degrees of suprasellar extension. However, to date, a description of a primary prepontine RCC with no intrasellar component has not been reported. The author describes an exceptional case of a symptomatic RCC located behind the sella turcica in a 41-year-old woman who presented with severe headache. The author also provides an embryological hypothesis of the development of an ectopic RCC, with a special emphasis on radiologic characteristics.
Authors:
Ealmaan Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-08-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1598-7876     ISO Abbreviation:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  2012-10-24     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101467054     Medline TA:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.
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