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Table 5 Comparison of size of sella turcica in different skeletal patterns

From: The morphology and bridging of the sella turcica in adult orthodontic patients

  Skeletal class Number Mean ± Standard deviation P value Pairwise comparison P value Mean difference
Length Class I 40 7.91 ± 1.52 0.01 Class I- Class II 0.149 0.587
  Class II 40 7.32 ± 1.62 Class I- Class III 0.020 −1.253
  Class III 40 9.16 ± 2.42 Class II- Class III < 0.001 −1.841
AP diameter Class I 40 9.3 ± 1.02 0.01 Class I- Class II 0.751 0.151
  Class II 40 9.15 ± 1.28 Class I- Class III 0.003 −1.040
  Class III 40 10.35 ± 1.64 Class II- Class III 0.001 −1.191
Depth Class I 40 6.40 ± 0.92 0.12    
  Class II 40 6.07 ± 1.01    
  Class III 40 6.74 ± 1.54