Foramen cecum

Case contributed by Dr William Tanguay


Chronic nasal congestion.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

A well-defined foramen cecum can be seen at midline on the sagittal plane, between the frontal crest and crista galli of ethmoid bone.

This represents a normal anatomical variant. 

Case Discussion

Normal anatomical variant of a foramen cecum. When patent, this foramen can contain emissary veins from the extracranial venous circulation to the intracranial venous sinuses, potentially allowing for intracranial spread of sinus infections. 

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Case information

rID: 61136
Published: 18th Jun 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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