Extradural balloon obliteration of the empty sella - Report of three cases (intrasellar balloon obliteration)

Gazioglu N. , AKAR Z. C. , AK H., ISLAK C. , KOCER N. , SECKIN M., ...More

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.141, no.5, pp.487-494, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 141 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s007010050329
  • Title of Journal : ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.487-494


Empty sella syndrome is an anatomical and clinical entity composed of intrasellar reposition of the CSF and compression of the pituitary tissue, resulting in a clinical picture of headache, visual field defect, CSF rhinorrhea and some mild endocrinological disturbances. While some cases are primary with no appreciable aetiology, secondary cases are associated with prior operation or radiotherapy of the region.