Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Dorsum sellae is labeled in the white portion in the center.)
|Latin||Dorsum sellae, dorsum sella turcica|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
In the sphenoid bone, the anterior boundary of the sella turcica is completed by two small eminences, one on either side, called the middle clinoid processes, while the posterior boundary is formed by a square-shaped plate of bone, the dorsum sellae, ending at its superior angles in two tubercles, the posterior clinoid processes, the size and form of which vary considerably in different individuals.