From the case: Skull and facial bones

Sphenoid bone pos...
Sphenoid bone posterior view. Image source: OpenStax College,
Systems: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tags: anatomy
Modality: Diagram

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Used in the following articles:

  • Sphenoid bone - “ The sphenoid bone is located at the base of skull. Gross anatomy Parts of the sphenoid bone include: body greater wing lesser wing process a...”
  • Pterygoid processes - “ The pterygoid processes or pterygoid plates are paired posteroinferior projections of the sphenoid bone. Gross anatomy Each pterygoid process pr...”
  • Greater wing of sphenoid - “ The greater wing or ali-sphenoid of the sphenoid bone is a process which projects from either side of the lower part of the sphenoid body, at a co...”
  • Body of sphenoid - “ The body of the sphenoid bone is the midline cubical portion of the sphenoid bone, hollowed by the sphenoid air sinuses.  Gross anatomy The body...”
  • Lesser wing of sphenoid - “ The lesser wing of the sphenoid bone, or orbito-sphenoid, is a sharp, pointed triangular plate arising laterally from the upper anterior portion o...”

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