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March 1982

Empty-Sella Syndrome: Occurrence in Childhood

Author Affiliations

From the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Drs Wilkinson, Duck, Gager, and Daniels); Departments of Neurology (Dr Wilkinson) and Pediatrics (Dr Duck), Milwaukee Children's Hospital; and Departments of Ophthalmology (Dr Gager) and Neuroradiology (Dr Daniels), Milwaukee County Medical Complex.

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(3):245-247. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970390059016

• Primary empty-sella syndrome has been rarely reported in childhood. Substantial visual disturbance was accompanied by minimal endocrine dysfunction in an 8-year-old girl whose only other complaint was headache. This syndrome in children is associated with more dramatic signs and symptoms than have been reported for adults and may be associated with progressive destruction of pituitary reserve.

(Am J Dis Child 1982;136:245-247)