Rathke’s cleft cysts and arachnoid cysts

Vincent Dodson, Jean Anderson Eloy, James Liu

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Abstract

Rathke’s cleft cysts and arachnoid cysts are two lesions among many that can arise in the sellar region. While in most cases they are asymptomatic and only require conservative management, they can exert mass effect on the pituitary gland or on the optic apparatus to cause endocrine and visual dysfunction. In this chapter, we discuss how to preoperatively manage these patients, the key imaging findings for these lesions, the surgical approaches and techniques available to treat them, and their clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPituitary Tumors
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive and Interdisciplinary Approach
PublisherElsevier
Pages551-556
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780128199497
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

Keywords

  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Endoscopy
  • Rathke’s cleft cyst
  • Sellar
  • Transsphenoidal

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