LA SELLA VUOTA PRIMARIA. CONSIDERAZIONI CLINICO-RADIOLOGICHE A PROPOSITO DI 18 CASI

Translated title of the contribution: The primary empty sella. Clinical and radiological observations of 18 cases

A. Pompili, M. Jachetti, C. M. Carapella, M. Crecco, G. Gaudino, F. Isabella, R. Mastrostefano

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18 patients with 'primary empty sella' were reviewed for this study. In 3 of them the sellar enlargement was discovered by performing skull radiographs for other reasons. The galactorrhea-dismenorrhea or amenorrhea syndrome and obesity were the most common clinical features. Endocrinological tests were normal in ten patients and abnormal in eight. Slight elevation of serum PRL was the most common observation 12 patients had enlargement of the sella turcica; in 4, only the floor was asymmetric and in 2 the sella was quite normal. In 5 patients C.T. without intra-thecal contrast was sufficient to discover the E.S. In 13 patients we performed C.T. cysternography by injecting in the lumbar subarachnoid space 8-10 ml of Iopamidolo 200. This is an excellent and safe technique to perform C.T. cysternography.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)91-98
Number of pages8
JournalMinerva Medica
Volume76
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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Galactorrhea
Sella Turcica
Subarachnoid Space
Amenorrhea
Skull
Obesity
Observation
Serum

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Pompili, A., Jachetti, M., Carapella, C. M., Crecco, M., Gaudino, G., Isabella, F., & Mastrostefano, R. (1985). LA SELLA VUOTA PRIMARIA. CONSIDERAZIONI CLINICO-RADIOLOGICHE A PROPOSITO DI 18 CASI. Minerva Medica, 76(3-4), 91-98.

LA SELLA VUOTA PRIMARIA. CONSIDERAZIONI CLINICO-RADIOLOGICHE A PROPOSITO DI 18 CASI. / Pompili, A.; Jachetti, M.; Carapella, C. M.; Crecco, M.; Gaudino, G.; Isabella, F.; Mastrostefano, R.

In: Minerva Medica, Vol. 76, No. 3-4, 1985, p. 91-98.

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Pompili, A, Jachetti, M, Carapella, CM, Crecco, M, Gaudino, G, Isabella, F & Mastrostefano, R 1985, 'LA SELLA VUOTA PRIMARIA. CONSIDERAZIONI CLINICO-RADIOLOGICHE A PROPOSITO DI 18 CASI', Minerva Medica, vol. 76, no. 3-4, pp. 91-98.
Pompili A, Jachetti M, Carapella CM, Crecco M, Gaudino G, Isabella F et al. LA SELLA VUOTA PRIMARIA. CONSIDERAZIONI CLINICO-RADIOLOGICHE A PROPOSITO DI 18 CASI. Minerva Medica. 1985;76(3-4):91-98.
Pompili, A. ; Jachetti, M. ; Carapella, C. M. ; Crecco, M. ; Gaudino, G. ; Isabella, F. ; Mastrostefano, R. / LA SELLA VUOTA PRIMARIA. CONSIDERAZIONI CLINICO-RADIOLOGICHE A PROPOSITO DI 18 CASI. In: Minerva Medica. 1985 ; Vol. 76, No. 3-4. pp. 91-98.
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