Dorsum sellae

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Dorsum sellae
Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Dorsum sellae is labeled in the white portion in the center.)
Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Dorsum sellae is not labeled, but sphenoid bone is in yellow, and Dorsum sellae would horizontally be at the exact center, and vertically at the level of the posterior clinoid process.)
Latin Dorsum sellae, dorsum sella turcica
TA A02.1.05.010
FMA 54718
Anatomical terms of bone

The dorsum sellae is part of the sphenoid bone in the skull.

In the sphenoid bone, the anterior boundary of the sella turcica is completed by two small eminences, one on either side, called the middle clinoid processes, while the posterior boundary is formed by a square-shaped plate of bone, the dorsum sellae, ending at its superior angles in two tubercles, the posterior clinoid processes, the size and form of which vary considerably in different individuals.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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