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Relationship Between The Morphological Variation Of Sella Turcica With Age And Gender: A Digital Radiographic Study

Altaf Hussain Chalkoo, Neeru Pangotra, Inderpreet Singh Oberoi

Abstract :

Introduction: Sella turcica is a saddleshaped concavity located in the middle cranial fossa of the skull. The exact dimensions of sella turcica are an important consideration in the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of diseases related to the pituitary gland and brain. The sella turcica size and morphology is different from person to person. Thus, obtaining any data in this regard will be a great help in detecting abnormalities within this anatomic area. Aim: The objective of this study was to find out the correlation between the morphological variations of sella turcicawith age and gender. Materials and Methods: Study sample consisted of 316 cephalograms of patients with age ranging 940 years. Thecontour of the sella turcica was traced and the linear measurements length, depth, and diameter of sella turcica were measured according to Silverman. Results: Morphology of sella turcica appeared to be normal shape in 32.6% of the study population followed by combination (30.7%), irregular (11.4%), pyramidal (6.3%), bridge (9.2%), oblique anterior wall (5.4%), and double contour (4.4%). Genderwise comparison of the linear measurement was not statistically significant. Among the linear measurement, the parameter diameter was statistically significant (P < 0.001) when correlated with age. Conclusion: There is no significant relationship between the linear measurements and gender. Thereis no significant relationship between the mean diameter ,mean length and mean depth with age.

Keywords :

Age   gender   morphology   sella turcica  

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MORPHOLOGICAL VARIATION OF SELLA TURCICA WITH AGE AND GENDER: A DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHIC STUDY, Altaf Hussain Chalkoo, Neeru Pangotra, Inderpreet singh Oberoi, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE MEDICAL RESEARCH : Volume-5 | Issue-5 | May-2020

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