Hypophysial fossa

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Bone: Hypophysial fossa
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Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Fossa hypophyseos visible at center.)
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Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Sphenoid bone is yellow, and fossa hypophysseos is visible at center of sphenoid.)
Latin fossa hypophysialis
Gray's subject #35 147
Dorlands
/ Elsevier
    
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


Overview

In the sphenoid bone, behind the chiasmatic groove is an elevation, the tuberculum sellae; and still more posteriorly, a deep depression, the sella turcica, the deepest part of which lodges the hypophysis cerebri and is known as the fossa hypophyseos (or fossa hypophysialis).

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