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Management of recurrent pituitary cysts with pituitary-nasal drain

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Umesh Dashora, David Mathias, Alison James, Dr Ivan Zammit-Maempel, Dr Petros Perros


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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.

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Author(s): Dashora U, Mathias D, James A, Zammit-Maempel I, Perros P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Pituitary

Year: 2002

Volume: 5

Issue: 4

Pages: 225-233

ISSN (print): 1386-341X

ISSN (electronic):

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1023/A:1025373715860

PubMed id: 14558670


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