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MRI report of pituitary gland - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi

User :   very gud evening dr.
Doctor :  
Good evening
User :   can i ask u regarding my MRI
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
Proceed with it
User :   report says- partially 'EMPTY' sellar configuration with CSF ISOINTENSE sequestration within sella turcica & thin rind of compressed ADENO-HYPOPHYSIS across the sellar floor with tethered INFUNDIBULAR central pitutary stalk
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   You can go on with the final impression
Doctor :  
That is sufficient for conclusion
User :   unlikely D/D : pitutary apoplexy & cranio-pharyngioma/arachnoid cyst.
User :   can u help me out wat has happened to me
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
Can you type the final impression
User :   STUDY PROTOCO0LS,SUPRATENTORIAL,POSTERIOR FOSSA - THESE ARE WRITTEN IN MY REPORT.WHICH ONE U WANT TO KNOW
Doctor :   You have mentioned about the unlikely differential diagnosis

Doctor :  
Ok
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I would suggest you to scan it and send it to my email id
User :   PLZ TELL ME something abt this dr.
Doctor :   The address is

Doctor :  
YYYY@YYYY
User :   i cant do fax now as i m at home
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
But can you scan and send it?
Doctor :  
As you are having difficulty in reading it
User :   i dont have this facility at present dr.
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
But that is the way I can go through the entire report
Doctor :  
Typing the entire thing is not practical
User :   am i suffering frm CYST
Doctor :   You can send it tomorrowa as well

Doctor :  
We will reply back via mail
User :   but plz tell me something dr.
Doctor :  
Yes
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But you type the impression atleast
Doctor :  
I will have an idea
User :   MR IMAGING OF BRAIN (CONTRAST) WITH SPECIAL EVALUATION OF SELLA TURCICA REVEALS partially 'EMPTY' sellar configuration with CSF ISOINTENSE sequestration within sella turcica & thin rind of compressed ADENO-HYPOPHYSIS across the sellar floor with tethered INFUNDIBULAR central pitutary stalk
User :   HELLO DR
Doctor :  
This is the same thing you sent me before
User :   r u there
User :   wat does this mean ?
Doctor :   I am very much here to assist you
Doctor :  
Sella turcica
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is a part within the brain
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in which Pituitary gland is situated
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Adenohypophysis is the anterior part of it
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Which is the main secretory part of the gland
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It is this which regulates all the hormones in the body
User :   ok
Doctor :   The infundibular tethering suggests

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that there can be swelling due to increased glandular activity
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But it is not possible to infer a conclusion by these findins
Doctor :   Are you following?

User :   yes dr
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   u know my TSH is 0.01
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
That is in relation to your thyroid gland
Doctor :  
But this is regarding Pituitary gland
User :   on 8th of november it was 0.05
Doctor :  
and there is no defect wrt to Pituitary gland
User :   is there any relation between my MRI & my thuroid status
Doctor :   No

Doctor :  
your thyroid problem does not have an origin in the brain meaning Pituitary gland
User :   y there is empty sellar configuration
User :   wat is : PITUTARY APOPLEXY & CRANIO-PHARYNGIOMA/ARACHNOID CYST
Doctor :   That I am not able to collect from what info you have given

Doctor :  
there is Pituitary gland
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and it is normally situated in Sella Turcica
User :   ITS OK DR
Doctor :   Pituitary apoplexy is an infarction or hemorrhage of the pituitary gland

User :   WAT DOES THIS MEAN ---- CRANIO-PHARYNGIOMA/ARACHNOID CYST
Doctor :   Arachnoid cysts are cerebrospinal fluid covered certain cells and connective tissue
Doctor :   Craniopharyngioma is a type of tumor derived from pituitary gland

Doctor :   These things will simply lead to confusion
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and an inference can guide you better
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Just hearing names like Pituitary tumours and getting explanation for every word in the report does not serve the purpose
User :   U KNWO i have headcahe problem on my right side
Doctor :  
It leads to unnecessary confusion
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No I dont know that
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The things discussed as Unlikely DD
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Meaning those things are unlikely diagnoses
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Hope you understand
User :   yes dr
Doctor :   So now what will you do to send me the report

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or atleast have you shown it to your treating doctor there?
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so that you would have got a rough idea
Doctor :   Are you there?

User :   yes i m here only
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   late evening only i got my mri report
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   2mrw i vl go to doctor
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Send me the report as well
Doctor :  
You can scan it and send it
Doctor :  
Not typing it
User :   can u tell me one more thing
Doctor :  
Yes
User :   empty sellar configuration with CSF ISOINTENSE sequestration within sella- wat does this mean ?
Doctor :   That means

User :   hope i m not disturbing u
Doctor :  
the sella looks empty
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and is entered by a tissue
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which is of the same radiology features like CSF
User :   but y my sella looks empty dr.?
Doctor :  
That cannot be inferred
Doctor :  
That is what I said before as well
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It is a radiological term
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and we can interpret it after reading the whole report
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Cannot be taken in the true sense
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as Empty
User :   i m asking u coz one radiology person said that there is cyst in my pitutatry gland
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
That is possible
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wherein the cyst looks like a dark area
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which could be interpreted as Empty
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else you want to clarify?

Doctor :  
The chief part ofcourse
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will be possible only after sending the report
Doctor :   Are you there?

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