Bridging of the sella turcica

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 16 Aug 2021

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

Epidemiology

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.

Pathology

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

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