Two years ago, I had surgery to revise a VPshunt (orginialshunt placement in 1987)and two weeks later fenestration of a ventricular cyst via neuroendoscopy. A few weeks later, I ended up with a cerebral abcess and subseqent removal of shunt and 8 wks of Vancomycin IV. MRI following treatment showed empty sella syndrome and microcystic fibromylasia where shunt had been. The neurosurgeon said that the empty sella was nothing to be concerned about.
Since the surgery, I have had basically no libido, tired all the time, joints ache, difficulty concentrating, poor memory, and now headaches again. Another MRI was done by family Dr. to see if cyst had returned. The MRI showed the same as last. Seen by a neurologist. No one concerned about empty sella. Perhaps it is because I am middle age, overweight, and have hypertension? (yes, I have read about it!) However, I did not have the empty sella syndrome before the surgery and infection, nor did I have these symptoms. Should I be concerned?
PS> I am usually a very active professional who enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling in my spare time. I now find everything very challenging and have no spare time, because it takes me so long to get things done!