Disease Information for Empty sella syndrome

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Breast Discharge
Breast Swelling Bilateral
High blood pressure/sign
Eunuchoid habitus/Eunuchoidism
Loss of libido,male
Sexual dysfunction
Bitemporal hemianopsia
Headache
Headache, bitemporal
Headache, frontal
Asymptomatic patient
Episodic symptoms/events
Visual symptoms
Disease Progression
Course/Attacks Episodic Spells
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Obese
Patient/Multiparous
Population Group
Middle Age Adult
Woman
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Population/Female
Population/Fifties adult
Population/Middle-aged adult
Population/Woman patient
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Hyperprolactinemia
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Prolactin (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Lumbar puncture/Increased CSF pressure/LP test
Visual fields/Bitemporal visual field defects
CT Scan
CT Scan/Head Empty sella syndrome
X-RAY
Xray/Enlarged sella/Head
Xray/Skull abnormality
X-RAY With contrast
Pneumoencephalopathy/abnormal
Pneumoencephalopathy/Abnormal Sella CSF connection
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Craniopharyngioma
Associated Disease & Complications
Cushing's disease/Syndrome
Diabetes mellitus
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
Empty sella syndrome
Gynecomastia
Hypertension
Obesity
Obesity in Elderly
Ovarian Dysfunction
Panhypopituitarism
Pickwick's
Pituitary tumors
Syncope/Fainting
Anovulatory Cycles
Diabetes mellitus/non-insulin dep/type II
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Endocrine gland (category)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/CSF Pressure Increased
Pathophysiology/Chronic anovulation
Pathophysiology/Hypoestrogenic Anovulation
Pathophysiology/Ovarian dysfunction anovulation
Process
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
Definition

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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