Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Empty Sella Syndrome Presented with Schizophrenia: Case Report

Shalan Joodah Rhemah Al-Abbudi*

Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine Al- Nahrain University, Iraq

*Correspondance to: Shalan Joodah Rhemah Al-Abbudi 

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Empty sella is radiological term where the pituitary gland shrinks or becomes flattened, filling the sella turcica with cerebrospinal fluid on imaging instead of the normal pituitary. Common symptoms were headaches, visual disturbances, chronic fatigue, galactorrhea, secondary infertility, weight gain. Schizophrenia is the most common functional psychotic disorder, and individuals with the disorder can present with a variety of manifestations. There is much unknown about the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders. In this case report present a young patient with empty sella turcica presented with psychotic symptoms diagnosed as schizophrenia. It is possible that both conditions could result from the same genetic origin.


Al-Abbudi SJR. Empty Sella Syndrome Presented with Schizophrenia: Case Report. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1832. ISSN: 2474-1655.

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