Base of the skull. Upper surface (hypophysial fossa shown in red)
Base of the skull. Upper surface (Sphenoid bone is yellow, and fossa hypophyseos is visible at center of sphenoid)
|Anatomical terms of bone|
In the sphenoid bone, behind the chiasmatic groove and the tuberculum sellae, is a deep depression or fossa, the sella turcica, the deepest part of which lodges the pituitary gland (hypophysis) and is also known as the hypophysial fossa. It belongs to the middle cranial fossa.
Human skull (parietal bones have been removed). Hypophysial fossa shown in red.
Sphenoid bone. Hypophysial fossa shown in red.
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- Diagram at uni-mainz.d
- Anatomy diagram: 34257.000-2 at Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, Elsevier
- Anatomy photo:28:14-0102 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Cranial Fossae: Diaphragma Sellae"
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