Sphenoid bone

The sphenoid bone is located at the base of skull.

Gross anatomy

Parts of the sphenoid bone include:

Articulations

The sphenoid bone articulates with twelve bones. Unpaired bones include: frontal, ethmoid, vomer, and occipital. Paired bones include: zygomatic, parietal, temporal, and palatine.

Fissures, foramina, grooves and canals

The sphenoid bone includes:

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rID: 37479
Section: Anatomy
Tags: anatomy, skull
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