Bridging of the sella turcica

Last revised by MARIE-DOMINIQUE CHANCELIER on 5 Dec 2022

Bridging of the sella turcica is the fusion of the anterior and posterior clinoid processes.


The prevalence of a sella turcica bridge in a healthy population is estimated to be ~4% (range 1.75-6 %) in anatomical and radiographic studies.


It has been reported to occur in distinctive syndromes of skeletal and dental malformations:

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