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cause of rathkes cleft cyst

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
51 years experience General Practice
Depends on symptoms: A rcc is a benign growth on the pituitary gland that is fluid-filled. Most are asymptomatic and are found incidentally on a ct or MRI of the brain. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
31 years experience Neurosurgery
If symptomatic: Rathke's cleft cyst is a developmental remnant of rathke pouch, a normal structure formed during development of the pituitary gland. Most cysts are fo ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Touqh question: Short of going to a public health clinic and if deemed appropriate and your financial status supports your being seen in such a clinic, probably hard ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Foundations: You need a follow up mri. Do not be foolish, ask your neurologist about foundations which can assist you with covering most if not all of the cost. Ca ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Brain Cysts: Hi, This depends entirely on the exact/precise location of the cyst ("Anterolateral" is too broad of a region), as well as the "radiographic character ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Rathke Cleft Cyst: A Rathke Cleft Cyst is a cyst that forms between the anterior and posterior pitutary gland. They are rare. Here are two websites about Rathke Cleft ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
16 years experience Endocrinology
Pituitary Hormones: A Rathke Cleft Cyst typically occurs around the pituitary gland and can affect all the hormones the pituitary gland produces. These hormones include: ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Rathke's cleft cyst: Rathke's cleft cyst are not uncommon and and are only removed if they have become symptomatic due to size and compression of surrounding brain structu ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Leave it alone unless you're obviously symptomatic and/or the radiologist is concerned.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not sure: Exact incidence is still unknown; however it is a common cause of congenital neck masses. No ethnic preferences for branchial cysts are reported. Clus ... Read More
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