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Empty sella syndrome

Introduction: Empty sella syndrome

Description of Empty sella syndrome

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Empty sella syndrome: A condition associated with underdevelopment or absence of the diaphragma sellae which allows herniation of the meninges into the SELLA TURCICA. The pituitary gland becomes compressed against the walls of the sella and the sella may enlarge. Female gender; OBESITY; PSEUDOTUMOR CEREBRI; and pituitary ADENOMA are associated with this condition, which may present with HEADACHE. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch36, p85)
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Empty sella syndrome: A condition when the SELLA TURCICA is not filled with pituitary tissue. The pituitary gland is either compressed, atrophied, or removed. There are two types: (1) primary empty sella is due a defect in the sella diaphragm leading to arachnoid herniation into the sellar space; (2) secondary empty sella is associated with the removal or treatment of PITUITARY NEOPLASMS.
Source: MeSH 2007

Empty sella syndrome: Related Topics

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Empty sella syndrome: Rare Disease

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Empty sella syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Empty sella syndrome, or a subtype of Empty sella syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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Empty sella syndrome as a Disease

Empty sella syndrome (medical condition): See Empty Sella Syndrome (disease information).
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Empty sella syndrome: Related Diseases

Empty sella syndrome: Empty sella syndrome is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Empty sella syndrome: Article Excerpts

Empty sella syndrome is a rare congenital disorder that occurs when an empty space in the brain fills with cerebrospinal... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Empty Sella Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Empty sella syndrome is a rare congenital disorder that occurs when an empty space in the brain fills with cerebrospinal... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Empty Sella Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

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Empty sella syndrome: Related Disease Topics

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  • normal pituitary function

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Empty sella syndrome

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