sella turcica

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sella

 [sel´ah] (L.)
a saddle-shaped depression. adj., adj sel´lar.
empty sella see empty-sella syndrome.
sella tur´cica a depression on the upper surface of the sphenoid bone, lodging the pituitary gland.
Sella turcica in the superior aspect of the sphenoid bone. From Dorland's, 2000.

sel·la tur·'ci·ca

[TA]
a saddlelike bony prominence on the upper surface of the body of the sphenoid bone, constituting the middle part of the butterfly-shaped middle cranial fossa; it includes the tuberculum sellae anteriorly and the dorsum sellae posteriorly; with its covering of dura mater it constitutes the hypophysial fossa that accommodates the hypophysis or pituitary gland.

sella turcica

[sel′ə tur′sikə]
Etymology: L, sella, seat, turcica, Turkish
a transverse depression crossing the midline on the superior surface of the body of the sphenoid bone and containing the pituitary gland.

sel·la tur·ci·ca

(sel'ă tŭr'si-kă) [TA]
A saddlelike bony prominence on the upper surface of the body of the sphenoid bone, constituting the middle part of the butterfly-shaped middle cranial fossa; it includes the tuberculum sellae anteriorly and the dorsum sellae posteriorly; with its covering of dura mater it constitutes the hypophysial fossa that accommodates the hypophysis or pituitary gland.

sel·la tur·ci·ca

(sel'ă tŭr'si-kă) [TA]
Saddlelike bony prominence on the upper surface of the body of the sphenoid bone, constituting the middle part of the butterfly-shaped middle cranial fossa.

sella turcica (S) (sel´ə tur´sikə),

n the pituitary fossa. The center is used as a cephalometric landmark.
sella turica, floor of,
n the most inferior point on the internal contour of the sella turcica.

sella

pl. sellae [L.] a saddle-shaped depression.

empty sella
sella turcica
a depression on the upper surface of the sphenoid bone, lodging the pituitary gland.