Sellar and Suprasellar Disorders

  • Paolo Tortori-Donati
  • Andrea Rossi
  • Roberta Biancheri


The pituitary gland, or hypophysis, is an ovoid body that is continuous with the infundibulum, a hollow, conical, inferior process originating from the tuber cinereum. It lies within the sella turcica and is covered superiorly by a circular diaphragm of dura mater, pierced centrally by an aperture for the infundibulum [1].


Pituitary Adenoma Pituitary Stalk Central Precocious Puberty Central Diabetes Insipidus Lymphocytic Hypophysitis 
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  • Paolo Tortori-Donati
    • 1
  • Andrea Rossi
    • 1
  • Roberta Biancheri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric NeuroradiologyG. Gaslini Children’s Research HospitalGenoaItaly

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