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Missing Hypophysis And Empty Sella Turcica In Human
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4.5 CM left frontal convexity arachnoid cyst small arachnoid cyst right temporal lobe gliosis left occipital lobe partially empty sella turcica means?
Hx of Trauma?: These could potentially be caused by a traumatic event earlier in life. ...Read more
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
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
I have recently been diagnosed with chairi 1 and empty sella syndrome. Very symptomatic. My PC doesn't beleive chairi is a real problem. What now?
See below: It's time for a second opinion with a doctor more apt to listening. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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