Jugular spine

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The jugular spine is a small sharp bony ledge which separates the two parts of the jugular foramen - pars nervosa anteriorly and pars vascularis posteriorly. It is an important landmark, as masses of the jugular foramen (e.g. glomus jugulare) will erode this spine, helping distinguish them from an asymmetrically large jugular bulb

Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 1538
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
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