DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20173596

Utility of MRI in diagnosis of empty Sella syndrome in a young female with amenorrhoea and bilateral nipple discharge

Pokhraj P. Suthar, Gaurav R. Parmar, Chinmay Trivedi, Hemen I. Vithlani

Abstract


Empty sella syndrome is a rare disease in which sella turcica appears empty. It can be asymptomatic or may have symptoms due to hormonal disturbances. Here we report a case of 35-years-old female who presented with amenorrhoea and bilateral nipple discharge. 


Keywords


CNS, Empty sella syndrome, MRI, Pituitary

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