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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 11
First page : ( 1880) Last page : ( 1882)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00385.1

Accessory foramen in the middle cranial fossa

Hafeez Nauma*, Dr  Thenmozhi

Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Poonamallee, Chennai-600077

*Corresponding Author E-mail: naumahafeez10@gmail.com

Online published on 2 March, 2017.

Abstract

Aim

to study the occurrence of accessory foramina in the middle cranial fossa. Objective: to study the occurrence of accessory foramina in the middle cranial fossa in dry skulls.

Background

foramina or openings in the floor of the middle cranial fossa are very important as they allow passage of important structures such as nerves and blood vessels. The greater wing of sphenoid contains three consistent foramina and other small variable foramina. The consistent foramina are the Foramen rotundum, Foramen spinosum and Foramen ovale. Accessory Foramen named Foramen Innominatum and Foramen Vesalius may be present as inconsistent Foramen

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