Rathke cleft cyst

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What is Rathke cleft cyst?

Rathke's pouch is a normal component of development that eventually forms the lobes of the pituitary gland that closes during fetal development. When it does not close a growth known as Rathke's cleft cyst may develop. Symptoms are unusual but may include vision problems or headaches.

Common symptoms reported by people with Rathke cleft cyst

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Rathke cleft cyst

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with Rathke cleft cyst, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Rathke cleft cyst

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Rathke cleft cyst, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Rathke cleft cyst on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 2
40s 3
50s 1
60s 3
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

91% Female
9% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 8
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from Rathke cleft cyst patients who have completed their condition history
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