Upward Oriented Sellar Spine. MRI Findings

Carpenzano, M.; Marini, E.; Valenti, R. E.; Ambrosetto, P.
August 2010
Neuroradiology Journal;Aug2010, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p426
Academic Journal
Case Study
The sellar spine is a rare congenital malformation due to the persistence of a notochord rest within the fetal sella turcica. We describe a unique case of a sellar spine vertically oriented displacing the pituitary stalk upwards and forwards. The MRI findings are briefly discussed.


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