Journal article

Clinical spectrum of primary empty sella turcica.

MA Murphy, RF Ramos, JK Henderson, EJ Gilford, FP Alford, JD Best

ANZ Journal of Surgery | Published : 1988


Over recent years empty sella turcica has become more frequently diagnosed with high resolution computerized tomography and the associated clinical abnormalities have been better described. In this article the spectrum of clinical presentation is based on a review of 26 cases with six illustrative case reports. Recommendations for management and further assessment are presented. It is important for clinicians to be aware of the varying presentations of this syndrome, since it should not be considered simply as an incidental finding. A patient diagnosed with empty sella syndrome requires clinical and endocrine evaluation, and appropriate follow-up as determined by initial test results.

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