Posterior cranial fossa

The posterior cranial fossa is the most posterior aspect of the skull base housing the brainstem and cerebellum.

Gross anatomy

The following structures are present from anterior to posterior:

Boundaries

Related pathology

Anatomy: Head and neck
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Article information

rID: 28501
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: pm
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Posterior cranial fossa (PCF)

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