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Pituitary gland

 

Overview

Clinical anatomy

Closeup midsagittal view of the left human brain

Pathology

Electron microscopy

Hormones

 

Instructions

 

Macroscopic anatomy

  1. Name and identify the position, relations and parts of the hypophysis.
  2. Name and identify the clinically important structures anatomically related to the hypophysis.
  3. Explain the anatomical basis for bitemporal hemianopia that occurs in the presence of a hypophyseal tumour.
  4. Identify the hypophyseal fossa on a lateral skull X-ray.
  5. Identify the hypophysis on CT (computerized tomography) or MRl (magnetic resonance imaging).
  6. Describe the hypophyseoportal system of the hypophysis.

Microscopy

 

Plaatjies

hipofise

Very low magnification

Low magnification

Medium magnification

High magnification

Other

Groups High magnification of the pituitary gland
 
 

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