Rathke’s Cleft Cyst Newport Beach & Orange County, CA
Rathke’s Cleft Cyst Treatment in Orange County
Rathke’s cleft cysts are benign or non-cancerous formations known as a cyst, with a thin membrane filled with fluid. Rathke’s cleft cysts are benign formations and not actual tumors. The pituitary gland is composed of anterior and posterior glands. Where these two glands meet is called Rathke’s pouch. This pouch normally closes during fetal development, but sometimes a remnant persists as a cleft. If the Rathke’s pouch does not close completely, this is where a large cyst called the Rathke’s cleft cyst develops.