tuberculum sellae

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tu·ber·cu·lum sel·'lae

the slight elevation in front of the pituitary fossa (sella turcica) on the body of the sphenoid bone.
Synonym(s): tubercle of saddle

tuberculum sellae

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Although, many authors prefer the transcranial approach for intrasellar meningiomas, Kinjo et al suggested the transcranial-transsphenoidal approach because of its wider exposure and safer hemostasis (3); and Jallo and Benjamin suggested a pterional craniotomy with microsurgical dissection of the sylvian fissure allows access to tuberculum sellae meningiomas with minimal neurological and ophthalmological morbidity (5).
Tuberculum Sellae Meningiomas: Microsurgical Anatomy and Surgical Technique.
Magnetic resonance imaging of tuberculum sellae meningioma: Preventing preoperative misdiagnosis as pituitary macroadenoma.
Amaurosis Fugax From Metastatic Prostate Cancer to the Tuberculum Sellae
We describe a patient who experienced an episode of amaurosis fugax from epidural spread of prostate cancer to the tuberculum sellae region.
This case is the first report of prostate cancer causing amaurosis from an epidural lesion of the tuberculum sellae region.
The study, "Endonasal versus Supraorbital Keyhole Removal of Craniopharyngiomas and Tuberculum Sellae Meningiomas," appears in the May 2009 issue of Operative Neurosurgery.
A variety called tuberculum sellae meningiomas can compress the optic nerves, causing visual loss, and can surround critical blood vessels such as the carotid arteries.

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