Chapter 7
The Skeleton
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Frontal bone
Cribriform foramina
Lesser wing
Sphenoid
Anterior cranial fossa
Hypophyseal fossa
of sella turcica
Middle cranial
fossa
Temporal bone
(petrous part)
Posterior
cranial fossa
Parietal bone
Occipital bone
Foramen magnum
(a) Superior view of the skull, calvaria removed
Greater wing
Cribriform plate
Ethmoid
bone
Crista galli
Optic canal
Foramen rotundum
Foramen ovale
Foramen spinosum
Jugular foramen
View
Hypoglossal canal
Foramen lacerum
Internal acoustic meatus
Frontal bone
Cribriform foramina
Lesser wing
Sphenoid
Anterior cranial fossa
Middle cranial
fossa
Temporal bone
(petrous part)
Posterior
cranial fossa
Parietal bone
Occipital bone
Foramen magnum
(b) Superior view of the skull, calvaria removed
Greater wing
Cribriform plate
Ethmoid
bone
Crista galli
Optic canal
Foramen rotundum
Foramen ovale
Foramen spinosum
Jugular foramen
Foramen lacerum
Hypophyseal fossa
of sella turcica
Figure 7.7
The base of the cranial cavity.
(For related images, see
A Brief Atlas of the
Human Body
, Figure 5.)
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