Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 117, Issue 1–2, pp 70–72 | Cite as

Abscess formation in Rathke's cleft cyst

  • L. Bognàr
  • G. T. Szeifert
  • I. Fedorcsàk
  • E. Pàsztor
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Summary

Two patients are discussed who presented at our Institute with endocrine dysfunction and sellar enlargement. CT scans revealed intra and suprasellar expanding lesions with ring enhancement. The postoperative histological examination showed remnants of Rathke's cleft cyst together with signs of inflammation. CT and MRI pictures, and possible mechanisms of abscess formation in this region are discussed.

Keywords

Rathke's cleft cyst pituitary abscess 

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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Bognàr
    • 1
  • G. T. Szeifert
    • 1
  • I. Fedorcsàk
    • 1
  • E. Pàsztor
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of NeurosurgeryBudapestHungary

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