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Empty Sella Syndrome

Empty Sella Syndrome: Introduction

Empty Sella Syndrome: Empty sella syndrome is a rare congenital disorder that occurs when an empty space in the brain fills with cerebrospinal fluid as a result of a ... more about Empty Sella Syndrome.

Empty Sella Syndrome: Congenital defect of the brain. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Empty Sella Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Empty Sella Syndrome

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Empty Sella Syndrome: Deaths

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Causes of Empty Sella Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Empty Sella Syndrome

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Empty Sella Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Empty Sella Syndrome

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of more »

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Empty Sella Syndrome: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Empty Sella Syndrome

Prognosis for Empty Sella Syndrome: Empty sella syndrome is not life-threatening. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Empty Sella Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

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Article Excerpts about Empty Sella Syndrome

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

Definitions of 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) - (Source - Diseases Database)

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.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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