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Rathke's pouch cyst

Alternative eponyms

  • Rathke's cleft cyst
  • Rathke's cyst
  • Rathke's pouch tumour

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Groups of epithelial cells forming small colloid-filled cysts in the pars intermedia of the pituitary gland.

Description

Groups of epithelial cells forming small colloid-filled cysts in the pars intermedia of the pituitary gland. They are histologically benign and belong in the subgroup of craniopharyngioma. They develop from the nests of epithelium derived from Rathke's pouch.

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