diaphragma sellae


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di·a·phrag·ma sel·'lae

[TA]
a fold of dura mater extending transversely across the sella turcica and roofing over the hypophyseal fossa; it is perforated in its center for the passage of the infundibulum.

diaphragma sellae

di·a·phrag·ma sel·lae

(dī-ă-frag'mă sel'ē) [TA]
A fold of dura mater extending transversely across the sella turcica and roofing over the hypophysial fossa; it is perforated in its center for the passage of the infundibulum.
Synonym(s): diaphragm of sella turcica.

diaphragma sellae

a sheet of dura separating the pituitary gland in its fossa from the brain above.
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It is important to differentiate the rare diaphragma sellae meningioma from the pituitary adenoma; because their surgical approach is different.
Diaphragma sellae meningiomas are rare lesions and may be hard to differ from pituitary adenomas (1).
Pituitary macroadenoma and diaphragma sellae meningioma: differential diagnosis on MRI.
Meningiomas in this region originate from the tuberculum sella, anterior clinoid processes, diaphragma sellae, planum sphenoidale and upper clivus (Figure 9).
Other common abnormalities include ectopic calcifications of the falx cerebri, tentorium cerebelli, and diaphragma sellae, and rib abnormalities, such as bifid, fused, or hypoplastic ribs.