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EMPTY SELLAR SYNDROME
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buckeyeval posted:
Hello I have been having alot of problems for the past two months and the doctors are not sure what is going on with me yet. I have a question though my MRI has findings of empty sellar condition Has anyone ever heard of such a thing ?? I am trying to read it on the internet but so far it is very confusing to me. Just wondered if anyone else has this and can shed some light on it for me Thanks in advance val
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RedBear2005 responded:
Val, I'm pretty sure you mean "Empty Sella Syndrome"... This syndrome can cause a wide variety of secondary symptoms, including high blood pressure and/or obesity in women. Here is a link to what seems to be a clearly written and readable short article from Wikepedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empty_sella_syndrome A second article is from Merck: www.merck.com/mmhe/sec13/ch162/ch162g.html The problem is basically a deformity of the pituitary gland. It can happen as a congenital (birth) defect or as a response to injury. Treatment is usually directed toward medically managing symptoms, or very occasionally surgery. In many cases, no treatment may be recommended unless you are having a lot of symptoms that trace to this condition. Would you care to elaborate briefly on what "problems" you've been having? From your symptoms, I can look up standards of practice that may more closely apply to you as an individual. Regards


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