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Base of the skull

The base of the skull (lat. basis cranii) is the most inferior area of the skull.




Structures found at the base of the skull are for example:



Foramina of the skull


  • Frontoethmoidal suture
  • Sphenofrontal suture
  • Sphenopetrosal suture
  • Sphenoethmoidal suture
  • Petrosquamous suture
  • Sphenosquamosal suture


  • Sphenoidal lingula
  • Subarcuate fossa
  • Dorsum sellae
  • Jugular process
  • Petro-occipital fissure
  • Condylar canal
  • Jugular tubercle
  • Tuberculum sellae
  • Carotid groove
  • Fossa hypophyseos
  • Posterior clinoid processes
  • Sigmoid sulcus
  • Internal occipital protuberance
  • Internal occipital crest
  • Ethmoidal spine
  • Vestibular aqueduct
  • Chiasmatic groove
  • Middle clinoid process
  • Groove for sigmoid sinus
  • Trigeminal ganglion
  • Middle cranial fossa
  • Anterior cranial fossa
  • Middle meningeal artery
  • Cribriform plate
  • Posterior cranial fossa
  • Nasociliary nerve
  • Hypoglossal canal


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