Osteology

Sphenoid bone, anterior view

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Osteology
Sphenoid bone, anterior view
1 . Greater wing
2 . Lesser wing
3 . Frontal margin
4 . Orbital surface
5 . Zygomatic margin
6 . Aperture of sphenoidal sinus
7 . Sphenoidal crest
8 . Foramen rotundum
9 . Upper pointer: Sphenomaxillary surface Lower pointer: Rostrum of sphenoid
10 . Upper pointer: Medial plate of pterygoid process Lower pointer: Pterygopalatine sulcus
11 . Articular surface for pyramidal process of palatine bone
12 . Pterygoid fissure
13 . Groove (often a foramen) for recurrent meningeal branch of lacrimal artery
14 . Location of optic foramen
15 . Superior orbital fissure
16 . Temporal fossa
17 . Articular surface for ethmoid bone
18 . Sphenoidal concha
19 . Infratemporal fossa
20 . Pterygoid canal
21 . Processus vaginalis
22 . Angular spine
23 . Lateral plate of pterygoid process
24 . Pterygoid hamulus