Hypophysial fossa

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Hypophysial fossa
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Base of the skull. Upper surface (hypophysial fossa shown in red)
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Base of the skull. Upper surface (Sphenoid bone is yellow, and fossa hypophyseos is visible at center of sphenoid)
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Latin Fossa hypophysialis
Identifiers
Gray's p.147
Dorlands
/Elsevier
f_14/12376015
TA A02.1.05.009
FMA FMA:54721
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.[1]

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  1. ^ Mancall, Elliott L.; Brock, David G., eds. (2011). "Cranial Fossae". Gray's Clinical Anatomy. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 154. ISBN 9781437735802. 

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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