This drawing shows the relationship of the pituitary gland (hypophysis) to the skull base, optic chiasm and the vasculature. Note how this gland sits within a cavity in the skull base, the "sella turcica" (Turkish saddle), named historically by its similarity in shape.
- Links: Pituitary Development | Medicine Endocrine Lecture | Historic pituitary drawing | Image - hypophysis of an adult monkey
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- Reference: Gray, Henry. Anatomy of the Human Body. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1918.
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