Absent sella turcica: A case report and a review of the literature

Viktoriya Paroder, Todd Miller, M. Michael Cohen, Alan Lawrence Shanske

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Absent sella turcica is an extremely rare and dramatic radiographic finding. It may be isolated or occur in the presence of other anomalies, often involving the adenohypophysis. Our evaluation of a female infant with multiple anomalies including absence of the sella turcica, a normal pituitary in the craniopharyngeal canal, normal pituitary function, choanal atresia and anomalies of the appendiceal skeleton prompted a review of the occurrence and biology of an absent sella turcica.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-383
Number of pages9
JournalFetal and Pediatric Pathology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • Adenohypophysis
  • Choanal atresia
  • Multiple anomalies
  • Sella turcica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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