A Case Report of Rathke's Pouch Diagnosed in a Patient Presenting with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness


Benbir G. , Karadeniz D.

JOURNAL OF TURKISH SLEEP MEDICINE-TURK UYKU TBB DERGISI, cilt.1, ss.84-86, 2014 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 1 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/jtsm.019
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF TURKISH SLEEP MEDICINE-TURK UYKU TBB DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.84-86

Özet

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder classified among central hypersomnias and, is characterized mainly by excessive daytime sleepiness. In its pathophysiology, the deficiency of hypocretin produced from hypothalamus was demonstrated, and suggested to be secondary to autoimmune process. Narcolepsy usually presents as a primary disorder, but may be observed following intracranial tumors, multiple sclerosis, encephalitis, head trauma or infections/vaccines. In this case report a narcolepsy patient diagnosed with Rathke's pouch tumor, who was complaining of excessive daytime sleepiness was presented.