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J-shaped sella

A J-shaped sella is a variant morphology of the sella turcica, whereby the tuberculum sellae is flattened, thus forming the straight edge of the "J". The dorsum sellae remains rounded and forms the loop of the "J".

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis for a J-shaped sella includes 1,2:


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Article information

rID: 12447
Section: Gamuts, Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • J-shaped sellas
  • J shaped sella

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  • Case 3: achondroplasia
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