Jugular fossa

Last revised by Dr Calum Worsley on 06 Dec 2021

The jugular fossa is a depression situated on the inferior surface of the petrous temporal bone posterior to the inferior opening of the carotid canal. It lodges the jugular bulb. Anteriorly lies the jugular foramen.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: labeled 69
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  • Case 2: labeled 4
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  • Case 3: glomus jugulare paraganglioma
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