Template:Pituitary Vignette

From Embryology
Historic Embryology
Martin Heinrich Rathke (1793 – 1860)
During pituitary development, the boundary surface ectoderm placode epithelium on the roof of the pharynx forms a transient epithelial pocket (Rathke's pouch) that comes into contact with the ectoderm of developing brain.

Rathke's pouch is named after the German embryologist and anatomist Martin Heinrich Rathke (1793 -1860).