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127 Possible Causes for Enlarged Sella

  • Pituitary Adenoma

    Grade II: Enlarged sella with an intact floor Grade III: Localized erosion or destruction of the sellar floor Grade IV: Diffusely eroded or destroyed floor Treatment Overview[en.wikibooks.org] Initially confined to the sella turcica, but may enlarge and become invasive after bilateral adrenalectomy (Nelson's syndrome).[patient.info] For example, a 1-mm enlargement within the sella of a 5-mm intrasellar microadenoma would not be clinically significant, but a 1-mm enlargement toward the chiasm in a lesion[doi.org]

  • Prolactinoma

    X-ray of the skull showed an enlarged sella without any erosion.[functionalneurology.com] A macroadenoma, defined as larger than 10 mm in diameter, can cause enlargement of the sella turcica. 1,4 The larger the size of the prolactinoma, the greater the prolactin[mdedge.com] Enlargement of the gland can cause local symptoms such as headaches or visual disturbances.[pituitarydisorder.net]

  • Basophil Adenoma

    Initially confined to the sella turcica, but may enlarge and become invasive after bilateral adrenalectomy (Nelson's syndrome).[patient.info] Prolactin-producing adenomas: usually intrasellar; are often small (less than 10 mm) but may become large enough to enlarge the sella turcica.[patient.info] Enlargement of the tumour is usually slowly progressive.[patient.info]

  • Eosinophilic Pituitary Adenoma

    Initially confined to the sella turcica, but may enlarge and become invasive after bilateral adrenalectomy (Nelson's syndrome).[patient.info] Prolactin-producing adenomas: usually intrasellar; are often small (less than 10 mm) but may become large enough to enlarge the sella turcica.[patient.info] Enlargement of the tumour is usually slowly progressive.[patient.info]

  • Chromophobe Adenoma

    Abstract A 50-year-old man with bitemporal hemianopsia and an enlarged sella turcica was found to have hyperthyroidism with elevated serum thyrotropin levels (17 mμg per milliliter[nejm.org] Since then, others 3 , 4 have reported similar cases, some of which showed enlargement of the sella turcica before adrenalectomy.[nejm.org]

  • Empty Sella Syndrome

    The empty sella syndrome (ESS) is well documented in adults, and although the same phenomenon of herniation of the arachnoid space into the enlarged sella turcica has been[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A skull radiogram revealed an enlarged sella turcica.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] syndrome Etymology: AS, oemettig, unoccupied; L, sella, saddle an abnormal enlargement of the sella turcica filled with cerebrospinal fluid.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Pituitary Neoplasm

    A pituitary tumor tends to produce an enlarged sella (sella turcica). Alternatively, an enlarged sella may represent empty sella syndrome.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Launois Syndrome

    sella turcica.[symptoma.com] […] turcica Pituitary dwarfism with small sella turcica Pituitary gland enlarged Pituitary hemorrhage Pituitary infarction Posterior pituitary disorder Primary hypothalamic insufficiency[icd9data.com] […] pituitary gigantism, stems from the excessive production of growth hormone (GH) by the pituitary gland in the context of pituitary adenoma or hyperplasia, which sits in an enlarged[symptoma.com]

  • Gigantism

    CT, MRI, or skull x-rays disclose cortical thickening, enlargement of the frontal sinuses, and enlargement and erosion of the sella turcica.[merckmanuals.com] enlargement.[westerndigs.org] And it is more successful when the tumor is restricted to sella.[cushings-help.com]

  • Craniopharyngioma

    Abstract A 13-year-old male with suprasellar cystic craniopharyngioma initially controlled with sequential subtotal resections and proton-beam irradiation was later treated with intracystic pegylated interferon α-2b due to progression and a lack of further surgical options. After initial successful control of[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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