High prevalence of adrenal insufficiency at diagnosis and headache recovery in surgically resected Rathke's cleft cysts-a large retrospective single center study.


Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA. [Email]


Rathke's cleft cysts (RCC) are lesions that arise from Rathke's pouch. Though frequently incidental, resulting symptoms in a minority of cases are indicators for surgical resection, which may prove beneficial.


Adrenal insufficiency,Headache,Pituitary cyst,Pituitary lesions,Rathke’s cleft cysts,Transsphenoidal surgery,