Pituitary

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 225–233

Management of Recurrent Pituitary Cysts with Pituitary-Nasal Drain

Authors

  • Umesh Dashora
    • Department of EndocrinologyNewcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
  • David Mathias
    • Department of ENT SurgeryNewcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Andy James
    • Department of EndocrinologyNewcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Ivan Zammit-Maempel
    • Department of RadiologyNewcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Petros Perros
    • Department of EndocrinologyNewcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1025373715860

Cite this article as:
Dashora, U., Mathias, D., James, A. et al. Pituitary (2002) 5: 225. doi:10.1023/A:1025373715860

Abstract

Pituitary cysts are usually craniopharyngiomas or remnants of Rathke's cleft. Histologically craniopharyngiomas are lined by stratified squamous epithelium whereas Rathke's cleft cysts are lined by cuboidal or columnar epithelium. The management of pituitary cysts remains difficult because of the risks associated with attempts at complete removal and the chances of recurrence after inadequate resection. We describe 3 cases of cystic craniopharyngiomas and one case of Rathke's cleft cyst which recurred after surgery and were subsequently managed successfully with pituitary-nasal drains.

pituitary cystdraincraniopharyngiomaRathke's pouch cyst

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002