Skull base superi...
Skull base superior view. Image source: OpenStax College, cnx.org
Modality: Diagram

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Used in the following articles:

  • Base of the skull - “ The base of the skull (or skull base) forms the floor of the cranial cavity and separates the brain from the structures of the neck and face. Gro...”
  • Anterior ethmoidal foramen - “ The anterior ethmoid foramen is a small opening in the ethmoid bone. It is the anatomical border of anterior and posterior ethmoid air cells. It t...”
  • Foramen rotundum - “ The foramen rotundum is located in the middle cranial fossa, inferomedial to the superior orbital fissure at the base of greater wing of the sphen...”
  • Foramen ovale (skull) - “ Foramen ovale is an oval shaped opening in the middle cranial fossa located at the posterior base of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone, latera...”
  • Foramen spinosum - “ The foramen spinosum is located in the posteromedial part of greater wing of sphenoid bone posterolateral to foramen ovale which connects the midd...”
  • Foramen lacerum - “ The foramen lacerum is a triangular opening located in the middle cranial fossa anterior to the petrous apex, which forms its posterior border. It...”
  • Carotid canal - “ The carotid canal is a passage within the petrous temporal bone and transmits the internal carotid artery and sympathetic plexus. Its inferior ope...”
  • Condylar canal - “ The condylar canal, or canalis condylaris, is a skull base canal in the posterior cranial fossa, located in the condylar fossa. Summary location...”
  • Hypoglossal canal - “ The hypoglossal canal is located between the occipital condyle and jugular tubercle and runs obliquely forwards (posteromedial to anterolateral) a...”
  • Foramen magnum - “ The foramen magnum is the largest foramen of the skull and is part of the occipital bone 1. It is oval in shape with a large antero-posterior diam...”

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