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Encyclopedia > Condylar canal
Bone: Condyloid canal
Occipital bone. Outer surface. (Condyloid canal visible at center left.)
Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Condyloid canal not labeled, the occipital bone is visible at the bottom in blue, and the condyloid foramen is labeled at left, third from the bottom.)
Latin canalis condylaris
Gray's subject #31 131
Dorlands/Elsevier c_04/12208576

In the lateral parts of occipital bone, behind either condyle is a depression, the condyloid fossa, which receives the posterior margin of the superior facet of the atlas when the head is bent backward; the floor of this fossa is sometimes perforated by the condylar canal (or condyloid canal), through which an emissary vein passes from the transverse sinus. Image File history File links Gray129. ... The occipital bone [Fig. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (719x1057, 150 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... It has been suggested that temporal fenestra be merged into this article or section. ... The occipital bone [Fig. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ... The lateral parts of the occipital bone are situated at the sides of the foramen magnum; on their under surfaces are the condyles for articulation with the superior facets of the atlas. ... Behind either condyle of the lateral parts of occipital bone is a depression, the condyloid fossa (or condylar fossa), which receives the posterior margin of the superior facet of the atlas when the head is bent backward; the floor of this fossa is sometimes perforated by the condyloid canal, through... For other uses, see Atlas (disambiguation). ... The emissary veins are valveless veins which normally drain the intracranial venous sinuses to veins on the outside of the skull. ... For the transverse pericardial sinus, see pericardial sinus. ...


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