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Case Report
A Rare Cause of Headache: Rathke Cleft Cyst
1 Department of Neurology, Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey  
2 Department of Radiology, Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey  
Erciyes Med J 2018; 40: 39-41
DOI: 10.5152/etd.2018.17035
Key Words: Rathke cleft cyst, headache


Headache is the most common symptom encountered in clinical practice. Although the causes of primary headaches are common, intracranial space-occupying lesions also cause headaches, albeit more rarely. Rathke cleft cyst (RCC) is a rare, usually asymptomatic cystic lesion of the sellar/suprasellar region. Despite being benign in nature, these should be immediately treated in case they display compressive signs. We report a case of a 36-year-old man with big-sized RCC diagnosed after presenting with a 3-month history of headache in the light of the existing literature.


Cite this article as: Özözen Ayas Z, Asil K. A rare cause of headache: rathke cleft cyst. Erciyes Med J 2018; 40(1): 39-41.

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