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Superior orbital fissure (mnemonic)

Last revised by A A on 11 Oct 2019

Mnemonic for all structures passing through the superior orbital fissure (superior to inferior) include:

  • Long Fissures Seem To Store Only Nerves, Instead Of Arteries, Including Ophthalmic Veins

Mnemonics for the nerves passing through the superior orbital fissure include:

  • Lazy French Tarts Sit Nakedly In Anticipation
  • Live Frankly To See Absolutely No Insult
  • Live Free To See No Insult At All

Mnemonics

Long Fissures Seem To Store Only Nerves, Instead Of Arteries, Including Ophthalmic Veins

The order of the contents passing through the superior orbital fissure form superior to inferior:

Lazy French Tarts Sit Nakedly In Anticipation 

The order of the nerves passing through the superior orbital fissure from superior to inferior:

Live Frankly To See Absolutely No Insult

Note: not in order as abducens nerve is most inferior:

Live Free To See No Insult At All

Note: not in order

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: orbital apex diagram
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