Rathke's pouch


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Rathke's pouch

[′rät‚kēz ‚pau̇ch]
(embryology)
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A fold of tissue called Rathke's pouch formed between the two tissues and eventually grew into a pituitary gland, complete with the five different types of hormone-producing cells found in a naturally formed gland.
According to the more widely accepted theory, which was proposed by Currarino et al in 1985, the canal is formed by a vertical defect in the basisphenoid and carries the remnant of the stem of Rathke's pouch.
In 1904, Erdheim postulated that craniopharyngiomas developed from squamous remnants of the obliterated craniopharyngeal duct, suggesting that these tumors may arise at any point along the tract of migration of Rathke's pouch from the vomer, the roof of the nasopharynx, or through the midline sphenoid bone beneath the floor of the sella turcica.