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Here’s a picture of an earlier MRI scan I had, some years ago. I want to draw your attention to the Pituitary Gland, which is the grey part of the image encircled in red. The pituitary gland is the ‘master gland’ if you like, part of the central control for many hormones which carry out an abundance of essential tasks throughout the body. It is so important, that it lives in it’s own special bony chamber in the base of the skull.
In it’s normal state it looks like a bean. On a sagittal MRI, like the one below where the view cuts through the middle of it, it should look like a cherry with a stalk. In a child, that cherry part is normally 6mm high but in an adult it’s 8mm (or more, in childbearing age women – see Elster’s Rule).
The image I’ve chosen below shows a Partially Empty Sella and I have shown an enlarged ‘life-sized’ version alongside to help give it more clarity. This may help you identify this often missed condition, on your MRI, which is often responsible for many symptoms, that may be resolved with adequate treatment.