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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.

sad·dle

(sad'ĕl),
1. A structure shaped like, or suggestive of, a seat or saddle used in horseback riding. Synonym(s): sella
2. Synonym(s): denture base

sella

/sel·la/ (sel´ah) pl. sel´lae   [L.]
1. a saddle-shaped depression.sel´lar

sella tur´cica  a depression on the upper surface of the sphenoid bone, lodging the pituitary gland.

sad·dle

(sad'ĕl)
1. A structure shaped like, or suggestive of, a seat or saddle as used in horseback riding.
Synonym(s): sella.
2. Synonym(s): denture base.

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.
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It is important to differentiate the rare diaphragma sellae meningioma from the pituitary adenoma; because their surgical approach is different.
His cranial radiographs revealed an enlarged sellae turcica and destruction of dorsum sellae.
The floor of sellae and the dura matter were intact.
Diaphragma sellae meningiomas are rare lesions and may be hard to differ from pituitary adenomas (1).
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).
Meningiomas in this region originate from the tuberculum sella, anterior clinoid processes, diaphragma sellae, planum sphenoidale and upper clivus (Figure 9).