Pediatric Radiology

, 4:214 | Cite as

The dorsum sellae in infancy and childhood

  • P. E. Berger
  • D. C. Harwood-Nash
  • C. R. Fitz


Evaluation of the dorsum sellae in infants and children is often difficult. Understanding its normal development and anatomy will help in the detection of pathologic states. The normal central concavity of the dorsum, normal pointing and tapering of the superior dorsum, variation in size and shape of the posterior clinoids, ossified dural bridging and a variable size of the dorsum occur at these ages. Changes associated with hydrocephalus, intrasellar and suprasellar tumours in the early stage may mimic variations of the norm. Multiple tomographic sections and projections of the sella and clinical correlation are essential.

Key words

Sella turcica dorsum development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. E. Berger
    • 1
  • D. C. Harwood-Nash
    • 1
  • C. R. Fitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Division of Pediatric NeuroradiologyThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada

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