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2022 Sep 02

J Neurosurg

Natural course of Rathke’s cleft cysts and risk factors for progression.


Kinoshita Y, Taguchi A, Yamasaki F, Tominaga A, Arita K, Horie N
J Neurosurg. 2022 Sep 02:1-7.
PMID: 36057119.


Rathke's cleft cysts (RCCs) are relatively common and often detected incidentally. They are usually asymptomatic and managed conservatively. However, little is known about their natural history. Thus, the authors aimed to examine the natural course of RCCs and identify the risk factors for their progression.