Neuroradiology

, Volume 42, Issue 7, pp 532–534 | Cite as

Rathke's cleft cyst associated with hypophysitis: MRI

  • H. Daikokuya
  • Y. Inoue
  • Y. Nemoto
  • T. Tashiro
  • M. Shakudo
  • K. Ohata
DIAGNOSTIC NEURORADIOLOGY

Abstract

We report a symptomatic Rathke's cleft cyst associated with hypophysitis in a 61-year-old woman. We demonstrate the MRI features and discuss the pathophysiology. To the best of our knowledge this is the first description of a Rathke's cleft cyst shrinking after high-dose steroid therapy.

Key words Cyst Rathke's cleft Hypophysitis Magnetic resonance imaging 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Daikokuya
    • 1
  • Y. Inoue
    • 1
  • Y. Nemoto
    • 1
  • T. Tashiro
    • 1
  • M. Shakudo
    • 1
  • K. Ohata
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Osaka City University Medical School, 1-5-7 Asahimachi, Abeno, Osaka 545-8585, Japan Tel.: 81-6-66 45 38 31 Fax: 81-6-66 44 66 55JP
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka City University Medical School, 1-5-7 Asahimachi, Abeno, Osaka 545-0051, JapanJP

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