Empty Sella Syndrome

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Empty Sella Syndrome

Empty sella syndrome is a condition in which the pituitary gland shrinks or becomes flattened. There are two types of this syndrome, primary and secondary.The primary form occurs when a hole in the membrane covering the pituitary gland allows fluid in, which presses on the pituitary. The secondary form occurs when the pituitary gland is damaged by a tumor, radiation therapy, or surgery. Empty sella syndrome can also be seen in a condition called pseudotumor cerebri.  Often Empty sella syndrome causes no symptoms, however some people experience symptoms of hypopituitarism due to a partial or complete loss of pituitary function.
 

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The terms "Empty Sella Syndrome" returned 24 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

'Empty sella syndrome': a case of a patient with sodium succinate hydrocortisone allergy.
 

Author(s): Eleonora Nucera, Carla Lombardo, Arianna Aruanno, Amira Colagiovanni, Alessandro Buonomo, Tiziana de Pasquale, Valentina Pecora, Vito Sabato, Angela Rizzi, Lucilla Pascolini, Anna Giulia Ricci, Domenico Schiavino

Journal: Eur. J. Endocrinol.. 2011 Jan;164(1):139-40.

 

We present the case of a woman with 'empty sella syndrome' who experienced generalized urticaria after the administration of sodium succinate hydrocortisone in two episodes.

Last Updated: 14 Dec 2010

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Diagnostic dilemmas in a patient with anaemia. Empty sella syndrome--a case report.
 

Author(s): Michał Holecki, Edyta Rembiesa-Jarosińska, Agata Fryźlewicz-Moska, Jan Duława

Journal: Endokrynol Pol. ;61(4):400-3.

 

Empty sella syndrome is defined as a group of clinical symptoms developing as a result of herniation of the subarachnoid space within the sella, which is often associated with some degree of flattening of the pituitary gland. It is usually recognized incidentally during brain imaging ...

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

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[Muscle weakness as first manifestation of panhypopituitarism secondary to empty sella syndrome].
 

Author(s): C Paz Flores, J Rosales Carballa, J Blanco Loberías

Journal: An Med Interna. 2008 Jun;25(6):309-11.

 

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2009

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The terms "Empty Sella Syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A case of hypothalamic panhypopituitarism with empty sella syndrome: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Hisako Komada, Masaaki Yamamoto, Saki Okubo, Kanto Nagai, Keiji Iida, Takehiro Nakamura, Yushi Hirota, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Masato Kasuga, Yutaka Takahashi

Journal: Endocr. J.. 2009 ;56(4):585-9.

 

Empty sella syndrome is frequently accompanied with pituitary dysfunction. Most of the patients with empty sella syndrome demonstrate primary pituitary or stalk dysfunction and few cases show hypothalamic dysfunction. A 71-year-old man manifested appetite loss, nausea and vomiting ...

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2009

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