Supraorbital foramen

Last revised by Dr Mark Thurston on 24 May 2017

The supraorbital foramen or notch is the small opening at the central edge of the superior orbital margin in the frontal bone just below the superciliary arches that transmits the supra-orbital nerve, artery and vein.

It is lateral to the supratrochlear foramen, where the supratrochlear nerve, artery and vein exit the orbit.

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