Petroclival suture

The petroclival suture is a short cranial suture between the medial tip of petrous temporal bone and the superolateral border of the clivus of the occipital bone. It is seen in continuation with the petro-occipital groove and the carotid canal is immediately anterior to this suture.


Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 46892
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
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