A case of Rathke's Cleft Cyst inflammation presenting with diabetes insipidus.

J. W. Yoon, S. K. Jo, D. R. Cha, W. Y. Cho, H. K. Kim

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)


Rathke's Cleft Cyst (RCC), which is located at the intrasellar region, is considered to be the distended remnants of Rathke's pouch, an invagination of the stomodeum. Lined with columnar or cuboidal epithelium of ectodermal origin, RCC usually contains mucoid material and it is found in 13-22% of normal pituitary glands. The cyst rarely leads to the development of symptoms but, when it does, the most common presenting symptoms are headache, visual impairment, hypopituitarism and hypothalamic dysfunction. However, in some cases it presents symptoms of diabetes insipidus, decreased libido and impotence. Recently we experienced a case of RCC inflammation presenting with diabetes insipidus and treated with transsphenoidal surgery. To our knowledge, this is the first report of RCC presenting with symptoms of diabetes insipidus in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-135
Number of pages4
JournalThe Korean journal of internal medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'A case of Rathke's Cleft Cyst inflammation presenting with diabetes insipidus.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this