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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes lesions in pituitary gland?

on the 1st MRI a lession was found on my husband s pituitary gland. It measured 1.2 cm x1.3cm. Nuerosurgeon did a 2nd MRI and found no lession, but increased pressure and empty sella. Does this sound like a cyst ruptured? Hydrocephalus? He goes to a nuerologist tomorrow, what questions should we ask. He is still in a lot of pain, extremely dizzy and vomits often
Wed, 4 Sep 2019
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Cardiologist 's  Response

These MRI findings could be related to a cyst, which has ruptured. This does not sound like Hydrocephalus, as the increased pressure is just locally in the sella region.

Empty sella is a consequence of the ruptured cyst and increased pressure. Anyway, consulting with a neurologist is necessary. I would recommend adding acetazolamide to help improve his situation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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