Sphenopetrosal suture

The sphenopetrosal suture is the cranial suture connecting the greater wind of sphenoid with the petrous part of temporal bone in the middle cranial fossa. This fissure forms part of the posterior wall of  foramen lacerum.


Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 46902
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Petrosphenoidal suture
  • Fissura sphenopetrosa
  • Petrosphenoidal fissure
  • Sphenopetrosal synchondrosis
  • Spheno-petrosal suture

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