Cistos de bolsa de Rathke: diagnóstico e tratamento

Article (PDF Available)inArquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria 59(1) · March 2001with774 Reads
DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2001000100021 · Source: DOAJ
Abstract
RESUMO - Estudamos retrospectivamente quatro pacientes com cisto de bolsa de Rathke. Chamamos a atenÁªo para a apresentaÁªo clÌnica e para o tratamento destas lesies. Todos ocorreram em pacientes do sexo feminino. Os sintomas predominantes foram amenorrØia, cefalØia e dØficit visual. Revisamos vÆrias sØries publicadas de cistos de bolsa de Rathke. Concluimos que o tratamento cirœrgico Ø ainda a melhor conduta e que a via transesfenoidal Ø a abordagem mais indicada. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: cistos hipofisÆrios, cistos de bolsa de Rathke, distœrbios endÛcrinos. Rathkeís pouch cysts: diagnosis and treatment ABSTRACT - We studied retrospectively a series of four patients with Rathke pouch cysts and pointed out to their clinical presentation and treatment. They all occurred with female patients. Predominant symptoms were amenorrhea, headache and visual disorders. We present a revision of the literature concerning various series of Rathkeís pouch cysts. We conclude that surgery is the best therapeutical procedure and transsphenoidal approach is the best surgical technique.