Rathke cleft cyst

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female
MRI

The pituitary is normal in size and signal intensity. The infundibulum is midline.

There is a 7 x 12 mm sharply circumscribed high T2 signal region in the anterior pituitary gland on the right side likely representing a Rathke cleft cyst. 

Optic chiasm, cavernous sinuses, and suprasellar region appear unremarkable.

The remainder of the imaged brain appears unremarkable.

Case Discussion

Rathke cleft cysts are common and usually are incidental asymptomatic findings.

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Case information

rID: 70927
Published: 11th Sep 2019
Last edited: 14th Sep 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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