Optic canal (OC) and internal carotid artery (ICA) in sellar region.

TitleOptic canal (OC) and internal carotid artery (ICA) in sellar region.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsCheng Y, Liu M, Zhang S, Tian Y, Song D, Li YQ, Luo Q
JournalSurgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA
Date Published2013 Nov

OC and ICA are important structures in sellar region, the injury of ICA and optic nerve can be the severe complications in the operations related to sellar region such as the transsphenoidal surgery and extended transsphenoidal surgery. So knowing their position and their relationship to stable structures in sellar region is of great importance. The aim of our study is to provide specific and comprehensive data about the location of OC and ICA in sellar region in order to guide the surgeons through difficulties in surgeries related to sellar region.

Alternate JournalSurg Radiol Anat