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empty sella syndrom

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Igor Yusupov
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Radiological term: An empty sella is the term used to describe a finding on an MRI of the brain, which shows "empty space" within sella - space where a pituitary gland i ... Read More
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Dr. Lynn Bartl
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Primary ESS: Primary empty sella syndrome is the result of herniation of the arachnoid into the sella tursica causing the pituitary gland to be compressed against ... Read More
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
No pituitary gland: Empty sella syndrome is a condition where the pituitary gland is either absent or non-visible on standard imaging. Primary denotes that it's something ... Read More
Dr. Tim Markman
73 years experience General Practice
MRI observation: Primary empty sella syndrome is a description given when a pituitary gland (which normally sits in a region called the "sella turcica") cannot be visu ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
24 years experience Radiology
Probably normal: An empty sella refers to the case when, typically on mri, not is made that the sella turcica is filled with cerebrospinal fluid and the pituitary glan ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Test and reassure: Hi. Empty sella syndrome is most often associated with normal pituitary function. You should see an endocrinologist to be tested for pituitary hormone ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Anatomy v symptoms: Empty sella describes the appearance of the pituitary gland on mri. Migraines are a characteristic type of headache, likely caused by the blood flow i ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
NOT AT ALL: Usually is indicative of a benign variation near the pituitary gland and typically does not correlate with any significant disease process. Certainly ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Partly filled sella: In empty sella syndrome, the malformed sella turcica is often either partially or completely filled with cerebrospinal fluid. As a result, the pituita ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lotfi Hacein-Bey
40 years experience Radiology
Not usually. : Empty sella syndrome should not cause headaches. You must look for other causes of recent, long-lasting headaches, such as cerebral venous thrombosis ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: It's time for a second opinion with a doctor more apt to listening.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Symptomatic?: Often, there are no symptoms or loss of pituitary function. with empty sella syndrome. Patients may have symptoms caused by partial or complete loss ... Read More
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