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What is empty sella syndrome?

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Dr. Lynn Bartl
Neurosurgery
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In brief: 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 the floor of the sella and enlargement of the bone, resulting in an 'empty' appearance on imaging.
It is more common in women and the most common symptom is headache.

In brief: 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 the floor of the sella and enlargement of the bone, resulting in an 'empty' appearance on imaging.
It is more common in women and the most common symptom is headache.
Dr. Lynn Bartl
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Dr. Igor Yusupov
Neurosurgery
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In brief: 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 is located.

In brief: 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 is located.
Dr. Igor Yusupov
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