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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021, 9(1), 67-70
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-1-17
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Empty Sella Syndrome Presenting with Ventricular Tachycardia

Huang Zhou1, Xue Kuang1, Xianbin Lan2, Huaan Du2, Wenjiang Chen2, Zulong Xie2 and Yuehui Yin2,

1#These authors contributed equally to this work.

2Department of Cardiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China

Pub. Date: November 12, 2020

Cite this paper:
Huang Zhou, Xue Kuang, Xianbin Lan, Huaan Du, Wenjiang Chen, Zulong Xie and Yuehui Yin. Empty Sella Syndrome Presenting with Ventricular Tachycardia. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021; 9(1):67-70. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-1-17

Abstract

In some cases, Empty sella syndrome (ESS) is associated with pituitary deficiency. Although it is well known that pituitary hormones have effects on in many organs and systems, few studies have addressed the relationship between hypopituitarism and heart/arrhythmia. This unusual situation leads to discussion of the possible causes and management. We present a case of a 19-year-old male with an onset of cardiac arrhythmia was finally diagnosed as hypopituitarism. The patient recovered quickly by the means of hydrocortisone therapy. Most of pituitary hormones returned to normal, as well as no ventricular arrhythmia occurred any more. Good outcomes were observed that suggesting pituitary hormones may have effects on cardiac conduction system. However, the exact mechanisms need to be further studied.

Keywords:
Empty Sella Syndrome hypopituitarism cardiac arrhythmia

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