Coexistence of primary empty sella and silent corticotrophic adenoma.Mod Pathol. 1996 May; 9(5):521-5.MP
Primary empty sellae are rarely associated with an intact pituitary adenoma. Most of such cases are documented clinically and radiographically. This paper reports a case of coexistence of primary empty sella and a silent corticotrophic adenoma in a 61-year-old woman. The en bloc preparation of the sella turcica demonstrates the anatomical relationship of the empty sella and the flattened pituitary gland and the adenoma. The immunostain shows the presence of all five cell types of the adenohypophysis.