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    Flat Pituitary, need answers when there appears none exist
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    Anon_41638 posted:
    incidental "empty sella turcica" is
    visible with the pituitary gland compressed against the sellar
    floor
    on my MRI report.
    I have found medical journal entries but no patient documentations on the internet.
    have seen explanations that its...." when a woman is obese" (thanks but I have been active my whole life and I am over weight but not sitting on couch eating bon bons )
    to
    possible past cyst or csf pressure resulting in flattening to malformations.

    is there an expert on the board anywhere..
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    lifes responded:
    Hi,

    There are only laypersons on most Boards. Obesity is not the primary cause; in fact an overseas study noted obesity but thought it was not a primary cause. The problem is, docs aren't sure exactly what causes it. Have you read this journal article?

    http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/90/9/5471.full


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