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Management of Rathke’s Cleft Cysts: About Three Observations

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Bouali Sofiene1*, Badri Mohamed2, Boubaker Adnene1, Ben Said Imed1, Bouhoula Asma1, Zemmel Ihsen2, Jemel Hafedh1


1Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Neurology Mongi Ben Hmida, Tunis, Tunisia.
2Department of Neurosurgery CTGB, Ben Arous, Faculty of Medicine, University OF Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia.


Rathke cleft cysts are benign sellar lesions that are generally asymptomatic. Rathke cleft cyst can enlarge and become symptomatic. Surgical therapy is the mainstay of treatment for symptomatic RCC. The optimal surgical strategy remains debatable. We report our experience with this lesion and we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each technique through a literature review.


Rathke Cleft Cyst, Transsphenoidal Surgery, Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Sofiene, B. , Mohamed, B. , Adnene, B. , Imed, B. , Asma, B. , Ihsen, Z. and Hafedh, J. (2014) Management of Rathke’s Cleft Cysts: About Three Observations. Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery, 4, 169-172. doi: 10.4236/ojmn.2014.44029.

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