Microsurgical anatomy and dissection of the sphenoid bone, cavernous sinus and sellar region

Surg Neurol. 1979 Jul;12(1):63-104.


The topographic and internal anatomy of the sphenoid bone is reviewed with an emphasis on the relationships important to the transcranial and subcranial surgical approaches to the sphenoid sinus, sella turcica and cavernous sinus. A stepwise method of study and dissection is outlined. The equipment and materials needed for sphenoid bone dissection in the laboratory are reviewed.

MeSH terms

  • Cavernous Sinus / anatomy & histology
  • Cavernous Sinus / surgery*
  • Dissection*
  • Humans
  • Microsurgery*
  • Sella Turcica / anatomy & histology
  • Sella Turcica / surgery*
  • Sphenoid Bone / anatomy & histology
  • Sphenoid Bone / surgery*