Hyperprolactinaemia and the empty sella

May Thwin, Brian Brophy

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    Hyperprolactinaemia is an endocrine abnormality seen not infrequently in the population with empty sella; a radiological and anatomical diagnosis of a deformed and enlarged sella turcica. Often there is no associated pathology within the pituitary gland itself, lending to the hypothesis that the empty sella syndrome per se has a yet-to-be defined role in hyperprolactinemia. We report a patient who presented initially with non-specific symptoms of meningeal irritation and viral illness on a long background of galactorrhoea. The patient demonstrated elevated serum prolactin, and a diagnosis of empty sella was made on the basis of MRI findings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)605-606
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


    • Empty sella
    • Empty sella syndrome
    • Hyperprolactinaemia
    • Pituitary
    • Sella turcica


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