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Symptomatic hypopituitarism revealing a primary empty sella turcica.
  1. B. Velkeniers,
  2. D. Desir,
  3. D. Manicourt,
  4. F. Chanoine,
  5. M. Dupont,
  6. G. Copinschi


    A 64-year-old nulliparous woman presented with clinical signs of thyroid and adrenocortical insufficiency. Subsequent hormonal investigations demonstrated a failure of all anterior pituitary functions. Pneumotomo-encephalography revealed a large arachnoid herniation, leading to the diagnosis of primary empty sella turcica syndrome with secondary panhypopituitarism. This unusual observation emphasizes the necessity of ruling out an empty sella turcica syndrome in patients with pituitary insufficiency.

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