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August 16, 1941

Sella turcica und Konstitution: Versuch einer Sellagrössen- und Formdeutung innerhalb konstitutionsmedizinischer Gefügue

JAMA. 1941;117(7):575. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820330079036

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This small monograph has for its purpose the correlation of the shape and size of the sella turcica, as seen in roentgenograms taken under standard conditions, with various constitutional states. It is based on the statement (p. 10) that in view of the facts that no one gland of internal secretion can be regarded separate from the entire endocrine system and that the hypophysis occupies a central position in this system we are justified in examining the sella turcica not only in hypophysial disorders but in other endocrine and neuropsychiatric syndromes as well. The author attempts to draw correlations between sellar structure and disturbances of the development of the capillary bed in myxedema. Efforts at finding some significance in so-called bridging of the sella turcica (pp. 26-28) were not very successful. It was not possible to correlate any particular constitutional type with any particular form or size of the sella,

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