sella turcica

Summary

Summary: A bony prominence situated on the upper surface of the body of the sphenoid bone. It houses the PITUITARY GLAND.

Top Publications

  1. Aydin S, Cavallo L, Messina A, Dal Fabbro M, Cappabianca P, Barlas O, et al. The endoscopic endonasal trans-sphenoidal approach to the sellar and suprasellar area. Anatomic study. J Neurosurg Sci. 2007;51:129-38 pubmed
  2. Stamm A, Vellutini E, Balsalobre L. Craniopharyngioma. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2011;44:937-52, viii pubmed publisher
    ..The rate of cerebrospinal fluid fistula has improved due to the use of vascularized mucosal flaps for cranial base reconstruction...
  3. Romani R, Laakso A, Kangasniemi M, Niemela M, Hernesniemi J. Lateral supraorbital approach applied to tuberculum sellae meningiomas: experience with 52 consecutive patients. Neurosurgery. 2012;70:1504-18; discussion 1518-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Various surgical approaches for the removal of tuberculum sellae meningiomas (TSMs) have previously been described...
  4. Yañez Vico R, Iglesias Linares A, Torres Lagares D, Gutierrez Perez J, Solano Reina E. Three-dimensional evaluation of craniofacial asymmetry: an analysis using computed tomography. Clin Oral Investig. 2011;15:729-36 pubmed publisher
    ..The angulation of the mandibular ramus, on both frontal and lateral planes, determines apparent facial asymmetry, as well as conditioning the surgical treatment plan for patients with craniofacial asymmetry...
  5. Sameshima T, Tanikawa R, Sugimura T, Izumi N, Seki T, Maeda T, et al. Choroid plexus papilloma originating in the sella turcica--case report. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2010;50:144-6 pubmed
    A 51-year-old female presented with a rare case of choroid plexus papilloma originating in the sella turcica manifesting as headaches that was not readily distinguishable preoperatively from pituitary adenoma...
  6. Cappabianca P, Cirillo S, Alfieri A, D Amico A, Maiuri F, Mariniello G, et al. Pituitary macroadenoma and diaphragma sellae meningioma: differential diagnosis on MRI. Neuroradiology. 1999;41:22-6 pubmed
    ..The main findings considered are visibility of the pituitary gland, contrast enhancement, the centre of the lesion and sellar enlargement. These criteria, applied to a blind review, allow correct identification of the tumours...
  7. Kurosaki M, Saeger W, Ludecke D. Intrasellar gangliocytomas associated with acromegaly. Brain Tumor Pathol. 2002;19:63-7 pubmed
    ..Based on these findings, we hypothesized that the intrasellar gangliocytoma promoted the growth of the pituitary adenoma by chronic overstimulation from excess GH-releasing hormone...
  8. Peker S, Kurtkaya Yapicier O, Kilic T, Pamir M. Microsurgical anatomy of the lateral walls of the pituitary fossa. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2005;147:641-8; discussion 649 pubmed
    ..The aim was to evaluate the microanatomy of the lateral wall of the pituitary fossa in cadavers...
  9. Tajima T, Hattori T, Nakajima T, Okuhara K, Tsubaki J, Fujieda K. A novel missense mutation (P366T) of the LHX4 gene causes severe combined pituitary hormone deficiency with pituitary hypoplasia, ectopic posterior lobe and a poorly developed sella turcica. Endocr J. 2007;54:637-41 pubmed
    ..In addition to CPHD, these patients were characterized by small sella turcica and chiari malformation...

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  1. Koutourousiou M, Kontogeorgos G, Wesseling P, Grotenhuis A, Seretis A. Collision sellar lesions: experience with eight cases and review of the literature. Pituitary. 2010;13:8-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Suggested hypotheses about a common embryonic origin or a potential interaction between pituitary adenomas and the immune system are presented...
  2. Arita K, Sugiyama K, Sano T, Oka H. Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumour in sella turcica in an adult. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2008;150:491-5; discussion 496 pubmed publisher
    ..The tumour cells were positive for vimentin, epithelial membrane antigen, and neurofilament, but negative for INI1. Despite extended local brain and whole-spine irradiation she died of neural axis dissemination...
  3. Meyer Marcotty P, Weisschuh N, Dressler P, Hartmann J, Stellzig Eisenhauer A. Morphology of the sella turcica in Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome with PITX2 mutation. J Oral Pathol Med. 2008;37:504-10 pubmed publisher
    ..Genotype and phenotype are heterogeneous and clinical morphology impresses with variable expressivity. Additionally to the typical craniofacial and dental aberrations anomalies in the morphology of sella turcica are discussed.
  4. Inoue T, Takahashi N, Murakami K, Nishimura S, Kaimori M, Nishijima M. Osteochondroma of the sella turcica presenting with intratumoral hemorrhage. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2009;49:37-41 pubmed
    ..The histological diagnosis was osteochondroma based on the presence of mature chondrocytes and osteomatous tissue. Osteochondroma should be included in the differential diagnosis of tumors with acute hemorrhage in the sella turcica.
  5. Rustemeyer J, Groddeck A, Zwerger S, Bremerich A. The accuracy of two-dimensional planning for routine orthognathic surgery. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010;48:271-5 pubmed publisher
    ..If greater shifts in the transversal dimension are necessary, exact planning should be adapted with three-dimensional planning devices to avoid significant differences...
  6. Eloy P, Watelet J, Donckier J, Gustin T, Gaudon I, Collet S, et al. Endoscopic and microscopic paraseptal transsphenoidal approach to the sella turcica. Rhinology. 2005;43:271-6 pubmed
    ..To establish the feasibility of the paraseptal approach to the sella and to demonstrate the superiority of the endoscopic over the microscopic vision during pituitary surgery...
  7. Bleys R, Janssen L, Groen G. The lateral sellar nerve plexus and its connections in humans. J Neurosurg. 2001;95:102-10 pubmed
    ..The aim of the present study was to elucidate the systematic topography of the lateral sellar (cavernous sinus [CS]) nerve plexus and its connections in humans...
  8. Yoon P, Kim D, Jeon P, Lee S, Lee S, Kim S. Pituitary adenomas: early postoperative MR imaging after transsphenoidal resection. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2001;22:1097-104 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this study was to establish the value of early postoperative MR imaging in differentiating residual tumor from postoperative surgical changes in the sella after transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenomas...
  9. Mahmoud O, Tominaga A, Amatya V, Ohtaki M, Sugiyama K, Saito T, et al. Role of PROPELLER diffusion weighted imaging and apparent diffusion coefficient in the diagnosis of sellar and parasellar lesions. Eur J Radiol. 2010;74:420-7 pubmed publisher
  10. Branch C, Laws E. Metastatic tumors of the sella turcica masquerading as primary pituitary tumors. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1987;65:469-74 pubmed
    ..Transsphenoidal surgery also provided satisfactory decompression of the mass effect related to the tumors, improving the presenting symptoms in the majority of patients, and the surgery was free of mortality or serious complications...
  11. Kjaer I, Keeling J, Reintoft I, Nolting D, Fischer Hansen B. Pituitary gland and sella turcica in human trisomy 21 fetuses related to axial skeletal development. Am J Med Genet. 1998;80:494-500 pubmed
    The purpose of the present investigation was to study the sella turcica/pituitary gland region in trisomy 21 fetuses and to relate the findings in the region to the ossification pattern in the axial skeleton formed by the cranial base ..
  12. Gondim J, Tella O, Schops M. Intrasellar pressure and tumor volume in pituitary tumor: relation study. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2006;64:971-5 pubmed
    ..To determine if there was a relationship between intrassellar pressure (ISP) and pituitary tumor volume...
  13. Rennert J, Doerfler A. Imaging of sellar and parasellar lesions. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007;109:111-24 pubmed
  14. Kassam A, Snyderman C, Mintz A, Gardner P, Carrau R. Expanded endonasal approach: the rostrocaudal axis. Part I. Crista galli to the sella turcica. Neurosurg Focus. 2005;19:E3 pubmed
    ..More recently, the standard endonasal approach has been expanded to provide access to other, parasellar lesions. With the addition of the endoscope, this expansion carries significant potential for the resection of skull base lesions...
  15. Axelsson S, Storhaug K, Kjaer I. Post-natal size and morphology of the sella turcica in Williams syndrome. Eur J Orthod. 2004;26:613-21 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the size and morphology of the sella turcica on profile cephalograms in a group of individuals with WS...
  16. Karavitaki N, Scheithauer B, Watt J, Ansorge O, Moschopoulos M, Llaguno A, et al. Collision lesions of the sella: co-existence of craniopharyngioma with gonadotroph adenoma and of Rathke's cleft cyst with corticotroph adenoma. Pituitary. 2008;11:317-23 pubmed
    ..Clinicopathologic correlation and a review of the literature are undertaken...
  17. Maartens N, Ellegala D, Vance M, Lopes M, Laws E. Intrasellar schwannomas: report of two cases. Neurosurgery. 2003;52:1200-5; discussion 1205-6 pubmed
    The complex regional anatomic features surrounding the sella turcica make the differential diagnosis of intrasellar and parasellar lesions complicated. Sellar and parasellar schwannomas are rare...
  18. Perez M, Farkas J, Padron S, Changus J, Webster E. Intrasellar and parasellar cellular schwannoma. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2004;8:142-50 pubmed
    The complexity of the anatomy of the sella turcica and its surroundings accounts for the large number of pathologic entities that may involve this critical area...
  19. Kontogeorgos G, Mourouti G, Kyrodimou E, Liapi Avgeri G, Parasi E. Ganglion cell containing pituitary adenomas: signs of neuronal differentiation in adenoma cells. Acta Neuropathol. 2006;112:21-8 pubmed
    Ganglion cell containing pituitary adenomas are rare. They represent tumors originating in the sella turcica which are composed of adenomatous and neuronal components...
  20. Guzel A, Er U, Tatli M, Uzunlar A, Belen D, Bavbek M. Pituitary adenoma coexisting with a suprasellar arachnoid cyst. Turk Neurosurg. 2007;17:138-41 pubmed
    ..This leads to a difficulty in preoperative diagnosis. Here, a pituitary adenoma and a suprasellar arachnoid cyst in the same patient is presented, and possible etiopathogenetic mechanisms and surgical treatment are discussed...
  21. Tanikawa C, Yamamoto T, Yagi M, Takada K. Automatic recognition of anatomic features on cephalograms of preadolescent children. Angle Orthod. 2010;80:812-20 pubmed publisher
    ..To develop a system that automatically recognizes the dentoskeletal traits on cephalograms recorded for preadolescent children and to examine performance reliability...
  22. Xu Y, Qi S, Pan J, Lu Y, Fan J. [Microsurgical removal of huge tuberculum sellae meningiomas through bi-subfrontal anterior longitudinal fission approach]. Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2010;30:1688-90 pubmed
    ..To summary the microsurgical techniques for removal of huge tuberculum sellae meningiomas through the bi-subfrontal anterior longitudinal fission approach...
  23. Rychly B, Kazakov D, Danis D, Szep Z, Michal M. Primary adenomyoepithelioma of the sellar region: a case report. Am J Surg Pathol. 2010;34:1550-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Six months after the surgery for the recurrent neoplasm, there are no clinical and radiological signs of tumor progression...
  24. Oshino S, Saitoh Y, Yoshimine T. Withstand pressure of a simple fibrin glue sealant: experimental study of mimicked sellar reconstruction in extended transsphenoidal surgery. World Neurosurg. 2010;73:701-4 pubmed publisher
    ..To examine the strength and tolerance of the fibrin glue sealant in a situation of extended transsphenoidal surgery. The withstand pressure of fibrin glue sealant was measured using a simple sellar reconstruction model...
  25. Shimizu K, Tominaga A, Kinoshita Y, Usui S, Sugiyama K, Kurisu K. [A case of solitary fibrous tumor in the sella turcica]. No Shinkei Geka. 2013;41:883-9 pubmed
    A 64-year-old male presented with an incidental tumor in the sella turcica during a brain medical checkup. Because he lacked any neurological symptoms or signs of pituitary dysfunction, the patient did not undergo surgery...
  26. Oshagh M, Nasrabadi N. Relationship of third molar movement during orthodontic treatment and root angulation. Indian J Dent Res. 2012;23:795-800 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relation between the amount of third molar movement during orthodontic treatment and the angulation of third molar roots...
  27. Del Brutto O, Del Brutto V. Intrasellar cysticercosis: a systematic review. Acta Neurol Belg. 2013;113:225-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Prompt surgical resection is mandatory to reduce the risk of permanent loss of visual function. There seems to be no role for cysticidal drug therapy in these cases...
  28. George A, Hargrove V, Molina D. Postmortem Propofol Levels: A Case of Residual Detection Long After Administration. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2016;37:4-6 pubmed publisher
  29. Glezer A, Bronstein M. Approach to the patient with persistent hyperprolactinemia and negative sellar imaging. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012;97:2211-6 pubmed publisher
    ..As for the asymptomatic hyperprolactinemic individuals, macroprolactinemia should be screened, and once it is detected, there is no need for pituitary imaging study or for dopaminergic agonist use...
  30. Taneja V, Kumar G, Farishta S, Minocha R, Baiju G, Gopal D. An assessment of skeletal craniofacial asymmetry in South Indian population. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2012;13:80-4 pubmed
    ..The cranial base area exhibited a greater degree of asymmetry than any other component area of the face, which might be due to the inaccuracy at the condylar point...
  31. Oda H, Sandou M, Lin C, Kamata M, Kawata T. Clarifying the mechanism of effect of the Bionator for treatment of maxillary protrusion: A percentile growth study. Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2016;17:213-219 pubmed
  32. Polat Ozsoy O, Arman Ozcirpici A, Veziroglu F, Cetinsahin A. Comparison of the intrusive effects of miniscrews and utility arches. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2011;139:526-32 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to compare the effects of incisor intrusion obtained with the aid of miniscrews and utility arches...
  33. Hanandeh B, El Bialy A. Evaluating the effect of Sabbagh Universal Spring during treatment of growing class II malocclusions. Int J Orthod Milwaukee. 2010;21:13-24 pubmed
    ..It was concluded that the Sabbagh Universal Spring2 appliance works well with the treatment philosophy of Class II division 1 malocclusion with retruded mandible by advancing the mandible anteriorly...
  34. Farronato G, Maspero C, Esposito L, Briguglio E, Farronato D, Giannini L. Rapid maxillary expansion in growing patients. Hyrax versus transverse sagittal maxillary expander: a cephalometric investigation. Eur J Orthod. 2011;33:185-9 pubmed publisher
    ..It was also demonstrated that in patients with an anterior open bite, the use of the TSME is not contraindicated as the anterior vertical dimension did not increase significantly...
  35. Türköz C, Iscan H. Evaluation of extraction and non-extraction treatment effects by two different superimposition methods. Eur J Orthod. 2011;33:691-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings were not significant in either inter- or intraclass evaluations. No significant difference was found between the groups or methods...
  36. Cao Y, Zhou Y, Song Y, Vanarsdall R. Cephalometric study of slow maxillary expansion in adults. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2009;136:348-54 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the dentoskeletal changes after slow maxillary expansion in adults...
  37. Kong X, Wu H, Ma W, Li Y, Xing B, Kong Y, et al. Cholesteatoma in the Sellar Region Presenting as Hypopituitarism and Diabetes Insipidus. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016;95:e2938 pubmed publisher
    ..This article emphasized that cholesteatomas, although rare, should be considered part of the differential diagnosis of sellar lesions. ..
  38. Kim Y, Ahn K, Chung Y, Kim B. A new reference line for the brain CT: the tuberculum sellae-occipital protuberance line is parallel to the anterior/posterior commissure line. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009;30:1704-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This study sought to determine an appropriate reference line for brain CT parallel to the ACPC line...
  39. Behari S, Shinghal U, Jain M, Jaiswal A, Wadwekar V, Das K, et al. Clinicoradiological presentation, management options and a review of sellar and suprasellar tuberculomas. J Clin Neurosci. 2009;16:1560-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The often-associated hypopituitarism indicates the requirement for preoperative hormonal evaluation...
  40. Warnke J, Tschabitscher M, Thalwitzer J, Galzio R. Endoscopic anatomy for transnasal transsphenoidal pituitary surgery in the presence of a persistent trigeminal artery. Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2009;70:207-10 pubmed publisher
    ..A persistent trigeminal artery (PTA) is rare. Its presence, if it goes unnoticed or if the surgeon is not aware of such a variant, may endanger the success of surgery...
  41. Chin B, Orlandi R, Wiggins R. Evaluation of the sellar and parasellar regions. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2012;20:515-43 pubmed publisher
    ..Both common and uncommon sellar and suprasellar masses are reviewed, focusing on a systematic approach to analysis and when appropriate, differential creation...
  42. Salunke P, Bhansali A, Dutta P, Bansal A, Gupta K, Vasishta R, et al. Congenital immature teratoma mimicking Cushing's disease. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2010;46:46-50 pubmed publisher
    ..The prognosis is usually bad unless total excision is achieved. In the preoperative period and in case of subtotal excision, chemotherapy to take care of hypercortisolemia may be given...
  43. Ueki K, Okabe K, Moroi A, Marukawa K, Sotobori M, Ishihara Y, et al. Maxillary stability after Le Fort I osteotomy using three different plate systems. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012;41:942-8 pubmed publisher
  44. Singh P, Davies T. A comparison of cephalometric measurements: a picture archiving and communication system versus the hand-tracing method--a preliminary study. Eur J Orthod. 2011;33:350-3 pubmed publisher
    ..This preliminary study would suggest that using PACS may be an acceptable method for obtaining cephalometric measurements for treatment planning; however, further evaluation is necessary with a larger sample size...
  45. Wang Y, Kearney T, Du Plessis D, Gnanalingham K. Extraventricular neurocytoma of the sellar region. Br J Neurosurg. 2012;26:420-2 pubmed publisher
    ..Extra-ventricular neurocytoma (EVN) is rare, mainly described within the cerebral hemispheres or spinal cord. We report a case of sellar neurocytoma presenting with chiasmal compression...
  46. Seol H, Park H, Nam D, Kong D, Lee J, Kim J, et al. Clinical outcomes of tuberculum sellae meningiomas focusing on reversibility of postoperative visual function. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2013;155:25-31 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic determinants of clinical and visual outcomes of these tumors, focusing on the functional reversibility of an unserviceable eye after surgery...
  47. van Vlijmen O, Rangel F, Berge S, Bronkhorst E, Becking A, Kuijpers Jagtman A. Measurements on 3D models of human skulls derived from two different cone beam CT scanners. Clin Oral Investig. 2011;15:721-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Used hardware for scanning might influence the measurements performed. This means that care should be taken when interpreting measurements made on CBCT 3D models derived from different CBCT devices...
  48. Dubojska A, Smiech Slomkowska G. Natural head position and growth of the facial part of the skull. Cranio. 2013;31:109-17 pubmed
    ..An adaptive head position can be a factor in altering the direction of facial growth. Determination of head position and mandible growth direction can be an important indicator in patients with TMD treatment...
  49. Alimohamadi M, Bidabadi M, Ayan Z, Ketabchi E, Amirjamshidi A. Pilomyxoid astrocytoma with involvement of the sella turcica in an adolescent. J Clin Neurosci. 2009;16:1648-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Imaging studies revealed enlargement of the sella turcica due to a homogenously enhancing sellar and suprasellar mass identifiable both on CT scans and MRI...
  50. Skrzat J, Mroz I, Marchewka J. Bridges of the sella turcica - anatomy and topography. Folia Med Cracov. 2012;52:97-101 pubmed
    This paper presents anatomy and topography of the inconstant osseous bridges that may occur in the sella turcica region...
  51. Celikoglu M, Buyuk S, Sekerci A, Ucar F, Cantekin K. Three-dimensional evaluation of the pharyngeal airway volumes in patients affected by unilateral cleft lip and palate. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2014;145:780-6 pubmed publisher
  52. Shields L, Balko M, Hunsaker J. Sudden and unexpected death from pituitary tumor apoplexy. J Forensic Sci. 2012;57:262-6 pubmed publisher
    ..demonstrated a hemorrhagic infarction of a pituitary adenoma with necrosis and expansion out of the sella turcica. The recognition of and treatment for a patient with pituitary tumor apoplexy requires a rapid ..
  53. Hlaing Y, Allan J, Kramer B. A reappraisal of the hypophysial region of the floor of the sella turcica. Clin Anat. 2012;25:324-9 pubmed publisher
    While studying the detailed anatomy of the cranial sella turcica, an additional fossa in its floor, which has not previously been described, was noted...