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February 1979

Primary Empty SellaA Histologic and Immunocytologic Study

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neuropathology, Banting Institute (Dr Bergeron), and the Department of Pathology, St Michael's Hospital (Drs Kovacs and Bilbao), the University of Toronto.

Arch Intern Med. 1979;139(2):248-249. doi:10.1001/archinte.1979.03630390098036

A primary "empty" sella turcica was found incidentally at autopsy, and the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland was studied with the immunoperoxidase technique. All five adenohypophysial cell types, ie, somatotrophs, lactotrophs, corticotrophs, thyrotrophs, and gonadotrophs (containing follicle-stimulating hormone [FSH] and luteinizing hormone [LH]), were present in adequate numbers and were well granulated, indicating normal hormone storage.

(Arch Intern Med 139:248-249, 1979)