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Inferior orbital fissure



The lateral wall and the floor of the orbit are separated posteriorly by the inferior orbital fissure which transmits the maxillary nerve and its zygomatic branch, the infraorbital vessels, and the ascending branches from the sphenopalatine ganglion.

Additional recommended knowledge

It is formed by the sphenoid bone and maxilla.

Images

Inferior orbital fissure
The skull from the front. (Label for inferior orbital fissure is at center right.)
1 Foramen ethmoidale, 2 Canalis opticus, 3 Fissura orbitalis superior, 4 Fossa sacci lacrimalis, 5 Sulcus infraorbitalis, 6 Fissura orbitalis inferior, 7 Foramen infraorbitale
Latin f. orbitalis inferior
Gray's subject #46 189
Dorlands/Elsevier f_08/12365602

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