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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109


Volume 4, Issue 1, 2012 pp 36-40


Research Article


Radiological Analysis of Sella Turcica


S. R. Chavan1, M. A. Kathole1, A. S. Katti2, N. G. Herekar3

{1Assistant Professor, 2Associate Professor, 3Professor and Head}

Dept. of Anatomy, Govt. Medical College, Miraj (MS) INDIA.

Academic Editor:  Dr. Aher K. R.



The exact dimensions of sella turcica are an important consideration in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of diseases related to pituitary gland and brain. Present study was aimed to present a set of baseline measurements of sella turcica by studying the various dimensions by radiographs In the present study, lateral radiographs of skulls of four hundred and forty seven subjects of known age (between 13 to 55 years) and sex (two hundred and thirty seven males; two hundred and ten females) were studied. The various parameters of sella turcica were studied in present study these were greatest anteroposterior diameter, depth & area of sella turcica It was found that greatest anteroposterior diameter of sella turcica, depth of sella turcica showed statistically no significant difference in their mean values of males and females indicating no sexual dimorphism. The area also showed no sexual dimorphism. Careful study of these parameters can help in radiological detection of pituitary tumours, suprasellar or parasellar tumours etc. The normal dimensions of sella turcica and shape can be used as reference values for evaluating various pathological (clinical) conditions related to sella turcica in Western Maharastra population.