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Base of the skull



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

 

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Structures

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

Bones

Sinuses

Foramina of the skull


Sutures

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

Other

  • 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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