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Sagittal section through the sella turcica

Sagittal section through the sella turcica, showing the anterior and posterior lobes of the pituitary gland, the infundibulum, and the optic chiasm. (From: Gray H. Anatomy of the Human Body. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1918.)

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