Jugular spine

Dr Craig Hacking and 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 anteromedially and pars vascularis posterlaterally. It is an important landmark, as masses of the jugular foramen (e.g. glomus jugulare) may erode the jugular spine, helping distinguish them from an asymmetrically large jugular bulb

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