For primary empty sella syndrome:
For secondary empty sella syndrome:
Primary empty sella syndrome does not cause health problems, and it does not affect life expectancy.
Complications of primary empty sella syndrome include mild hyperprolactinemia.
Complications of secondary empty sella syndrome are related to the cause of pituitary gland disease or to the effects of too little pituitary hormone.
Contact your health care provider if you develop symptoms of abnormal pituitary function, such as a disrupted menstrual cycle or impotence.
Melmed S, Kleinberg D. Anterior pituitary. In: Kronenberg HM, Melmed S, Polonsky KS, Larsen PR, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 8.
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