Condylar canal

Last revised by Dr Joshua Yap on 02 Aug 2022

The condylar canal, or canalis condylaris, is a skull base canal in the posterior cranial fossa, located in the condylar fossa. It is the largest of the emissary foramina of the skull 1.


Variant anatomy

The condylar canal has a variable presence and is seen only in ~55% (range 50-60%) of cases. It is more commonly bilateral.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: unilateral
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  • Case 2: enlarged on the right
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