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Encyclopedia > Jugular foramen
Jugular foramen
Base of skull. Inferior surface. (label for jugular foramen is at right, third from the bottom)
Gray's subject #46 181

The jugular foramen, a large aperture in the base of the skull. It is located behind the carotid canal and is formed in front by the petrous portion of the temporal, and behind by the occipital; it is generally larger on the right than on the left side For other uses of Skull, see Skull (disambiguation). ... In anatomy, a foramen is any opening. ... a big (1) and a small (2) aperture For other uses, see Aperture (disambiguation). ... The base of the skull (lat. ... On the interior surface of the temporal bone, behind the rough surface of the apex, is the large circular aperture of the carotid canal, which ascends at first vertically, and then, making a bend, runs horizontally forward and medialward; it transmits into the cranium the internal carotid artery, and the... Petrous portion can refer to: Petrous portion of the temporal bone Petrous portion of the internal carotid artery Andreas Petrou, descendent of the same generation, was the greatest, smartest, most athletic man to ever live. ... For alternate uses of time, see Time (disambiguation) or see TIME (magazine). ... The word occipital refers to several areas of the human body in the occiput, the rear of the skull: Occipital bun Occipital lobe Occipital bone Lesser occipital nerve Greater occipital nerve This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


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The jugular foramen may be subdivided into three compartments, each with their own contents.

Several large dural sinuses, such as the superior and inferior sagittal sinuses, are visible with a sagittal cut through the brain. ... Grays FIG. 791 - Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. ... The vagus nerve is tenth of twelve paired cranial nerves and is the only nerve that starts in the brainstem (somewhere in the medulla oblongata) and extends all the way down past the head, right down to the abdomen. ... In anatomy, the accessory nerve is a nerve that controls specific muscles of the neck. ... The word occipital refers to several areas of the human body in the occiput, the rear of the skull: Occipital bun Occipital lobe Occipital bone Lesser occipital nerve Greater occipital nerve This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

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The nasopharynx (nasal part of the pharynx) lies behind the nose and above the level of the soft palate: it differs from the oral and laryngeal parts of the pharynx in that its cavity always remains patent (open). ... The nasal cavity (or nasal fossa) is a large air-filled space above and behind the nose in the middle of the face. ... The mouth, also known as the buccal cavity or the oral cavity, is the opening through which an animal or human takes in food. ... In the opening of the incisive foramen, the orifices of two lateral canals are visible; they are named the incisive canals or foramina of Stenson; through each of them passes the terminal branch of the descending palatine artery and the nasopalatine nerve. ... When the two maxillæ are articulated, a funnel-shaped opening, the incisive foramen, is seen in the middle line, immediately behind the incisor teeth. ... Anatomy of the human ear. ... The Mandibular Foramen is an opening on the internal surface of the ramus for the mandibular vessels and nerve to pass. ... The mental foramen is a foramen in the mandible. ... At the back part of the parietal bone and close to the upper or sagittal border is the parietal foramen, which transmits a vein to the superior sagittal sinus, and sometimes a small branch of the occipital artery; it is not constantly present, and its size varies considerably. ... The mandibular fossa is bounded, in front, by the articular tubercle; behind, by the tympanic part of the bone, which separates it from the external acoustic meatus; it is divided into two parts by a narrow slit, the petrotympanic fissure (Glaserian fissure). ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (609x1165, 138 KB) Plastische Anatomie des menschlichen Körpers für Künstler und freunde der kunst von Dr. Julius Kollmann o. ... The musculoskeletal system (also known as the locomotor system) is an organ system that gives animals the ability to physically move using the muscles and skeletal system. ...

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Bioline International Official Site (site up-dated regularly) (1623 words)
Jugular foramen schwannomas are sometimes difficult to differentiate from acoustic schwannomas as patients frequently present with seventh and eight nerve deficits by virtue of the proximity of jugular foramen to internal auditory canal.
Gacek RR : Schwannoma of the jugular foramen.
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The last piece of cartilage to ossify is between the body of the sphenoid bone and the occipital bone, anterior to the foramen magnum: this is the spheno-occipital synchondrosis (the epiphyseal plate for growth in length of the base of the skull and it ossifies at age 25).
The hypoglossal canal (anterior condylar) canal and the posterior condylar canal.
Anterior to the jugular foramen and in the petrous portion of the temporal bone lies the carotid canal.
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