Dorsum sellae

The dorsum sellae is the square shaped process of the sphenoid bone. It ascends superiorly from the posterior part of the sphenoid body to form the posterior wall of the sella turcica.

Gross anatomy

Relations

The dorsum sellae forms the posterior wall of the sella turcica, which houses the pituitary gland. Laterally, it articulates with the apex of the petrous part of the temporal bone. Posteriorly, it articulates with the basilar part of the occipital bone, and jointly forms the clivus.

Variant anatomy

Head and neck anatomy
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Article Information

rID: 48300
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • dorsum sella

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