Tuberculum sellae

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Tuberculum sellae
Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Tuberculum sellae visible at center.)
Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Sphenoid bone visible in yellow, the tuberculum sellae is labeled at the right, fourth from the top of the yellow section.)
TA A02.1.05.007
FMA 54719
Anatomical terminology

In the sphenoid bone, behind the chiasmatic groove is an elevation, the tuberculum sellae (or the tubercle of sella turcica). A variable slight to prominent median elevation forming the posterior boundary of the chiasmatic groove and the anterior boundary of the hypophysial fossa.

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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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