Hypophysial fossa

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Hypophysial fossa
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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)
Latin Fossa hypophysialis
Gray's p.147
TA A02.1.05.009
FMA 54721
Anatomical terms of bone

The hypophysial fossa is the deepest part of the sella turcica and lodges the pituitary gland (hypophysyis). It is located in the sphenoid bone behind the chiasmatic groove and the tuberculum sellae. 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. 

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