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Doctor insights on: Missing Hypophysis And Empty Sella Turcica In Human

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Is their any relation between Hypothyroidism and have a empty Sella turcica?

Is their any relation between Hypothyroidism and have a empty Sella turcica?

Unusual: Empty sella syndrome,radiological finding where spinal fluid is found within space created for the pituitary. Sella turcica is bony structure at the base of the brain that surrounds and protects the pituitary gland. Pituitary gland plays critical role in regulating growth and development, metabolism. Spinal fluid pressure flattens gland. Ptuitary function and thyroid function usually normal. ...Read more

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Had MRI which showed small amount of fluid within the optical sheath and a partially empty sella turcica. What does this mean?

Had MRI which showed small amount of fluid within the optical sheath and a partially empty sella turcica.  What does this mean?

MRI of head: Cannot relate "fluid in optical sheath" with the report of a "partially empty sella tursica" without knowing more of why the MRI was indicated. The sella tursical houses the pituitary gland, and is most often "partially empty". I would ask the healthcare provider who ordered the MRI to explain in detail the reasons for the MRI and the report findings you have described. ...Read more

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Now is been 3 month s experiencing constant head pressure after a CT and MRI found partially empty sella turcica. Is this related of my symptom?

Now is been 3 month s experiencing constant head pressure  after  a CT and MRI  found partially empty sella turcica.  Is this related of my symptom?

Empty sella headache: The "empty sella" is often discovered incidentally in people with no symptoms. Sometimes hormonal problems, but usually not. There are several causes of empty sella. Some involve increased pressure in the brain, such as pseudotumor cerebri, which can cause headaches. Presumably your scans would have seen a tumor. Talk to your neurologist about the best next steps in diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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Rentgen of sella turcica was comented like this: there is prononced shadowing (darkness) in sella turcica (Fosa hypophisalis). What does this mean?

Rentgen of sella turcica was comented like this: there is prononced shadowing (darkness) in sella turcica (Fosa hypophisalis). What does this mean?

I have no idea: Hi. Unfortunately, X-rays of the sella are next to worthless. All we do to investigate the pituitary anatomically is high resolution thin cut MRI with gadolinium. What is the clinical condition that made your doc try to look at the pituitary with X-ray? I hope that if there is real concern over pituitary function or question of tumor, you get an MRI. Good luck! ...Read more

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Empty sella noted on mri. Is this a serious condition?

Empty sella noted on mri. Is this a serious condition?

Usually not: As long as you have no symptoms of decreased pituitary function, this is not likely a problem. Your doctor may order some blood tests to confirm. ...Read more

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On an MRI report, what does a partially empty sella mean?

On an MRI report, what does a partially empty sella mean?

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 pituitary gland is often compressed and flattened so that the sella turcica appears empty. Most individuals with empty sella syndrome do not have any associated symptoms. ...Read more

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What is primary empty sella syndrome?

What is primary empty sella syndrome?

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 visualized on mri. This can be because the pituitary glad is small or flattened for some reason. Often no symptoms will be present, but can include headache, impotence, or nipple discharge due to changes in the hormones normally produced by the gland. ...Read more

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