The Sella turcica (literally Turkish saddle) is a saddle-shaped depression in the sphenoid bone at the base of the humanskull. The seat of the saddle is known as the hypophyseal fossa which holds the pituitary gland. Located anteriorly to the hypophyseal fossa is the tuberculum sellae. Completing the formation of the sattle anteriorly is the dorsum sellae. The dorsum sellae is terminated laterally by the posterior clinoid processes.
Marieb, Elaine Nicpon; (2004). Human Anatomy & Physiology / Elaine M. Marieb. 6th Edition. Pearson Education, Inc.. ISBN 0-8053-5462-X. -- Page 209
A sellaturcica bridge was identified as a continuous band of bony tissue extending from the anterior cranial fossa to the posterior cranial fossa.
The sellaturcica is an important anatomical structure for cephalometric assessment because of its central landmark, sella, a saddle-shaped area of bone located in the middle cranial fossa.
The sellaturcica lies on the intracranial surface of the body of the sphenoid and consists of a central pituitary fossa bounded anteriorly by the tuberculum sellae and posteriorly by the dorsum sellae.
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