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Pituitary Gland, Rathke's Cleft - Dilation - Gallery

Image of Rathke's cleft dilation in the pituitary gland from a female F344/N rat in a chronic study
Pituitary, Rathke�s cleft - Dilation in a female F344/N rat from a chronic study. The dilated Rathke�s cleft is filled with intensely eosinophilic proteinaceous material with cholesterol clefts (arrow) present at the edge of the dilated cleft.
Image of Rathke's cleft dilation in the pituitary gland from a female F344/N rat in a chronic study
Pituitary, Rathke�s cleft - Dilation in a female F344/N rat from a chronic study. Higher magnification of Figure 1 shows the dilated Rathke�s cleft filled with intensely eosinophilic proteinaceous material and the cholesterol clefts (arrow) at the edge of the dilated cleft in greater detail.
Image of Rathke's cleft dilation in the pituitary gland from a female F344/N rat in a chronic study
Pituitary, Rathke�s cleft - Dilation in a female F344/N rat from a chronic study. The dilated Rathke�s cleft contains pale eosinophilic proteinaceous material and erythrocytes (hemorrhage).
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