Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002635
Title: Morphology and morphometric study of hypophyseal fossa
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: The hypophyseal fossa is home to a broad spectrum of pathologies. Their morphology and dimension correlate to some extent with those to the contained pituitary gland and have, for this reason, attracted the interest of anatomists and radiologist. The seat of the saddle the deepest part of the sella turcica known as the hypophyseal fossa holds the pituitary gland. The sella turcica is located in the sphenoid bone behind the chiasmatic groove and the tuberculum sellae in the middle cranial fossa. Many people of different age groups have different size of hypophyseal fossa. A thorough knowledge of this will help to neurosurgeons to deal with their patients. Hence, the aim of the study is to assess the morphology and morphometric study of hypophyseal fossa in dry human skull. Materials and Methods: Dry human skulls were obtained from the Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai. A total of 40 dry human skulls were used in this study. The hypophyseal fossa was measured by taking its length, breadth, and depth using digital Vernier caliper. Results: The length, breadth, and depth of hypophyseal fossa of 40 skulls were measured and their mean value was taken as follows: (1) average length (mm) - 12, (2) average breadth (mm) - 13, (3) average depth (mm) - 7. The study reveals that the average length of hypophyseal fossa in normal human skull is 12 mm. The average breadth of hypophyseal fossa in normal human skull is 13 mm and the depth of hypophyseal fossa is 7 mm. Conclusion: The morphometry of hypophyseal fossa gives clear orientation of the intra-articular topography. Thorough knowledge of the dimension of the fossa and their boundaries were helped to neurologist to deal with their patients.

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    Amit Kumar Singh1 , Thenmozhi M S2 *

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    1 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Thenmozhi M S, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    Amit Kumar Singh1 , Thenmozhi M S2 *

    Title:Morphology and morphometric study of hypophyseal fossa
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2342-2344)
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    Methodology:Morphology and morphometric study
    Research Materials:Hypophyseal fossa

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Hypophyseal fossa Morphometry Neurosurgeon Sella turcica

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