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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Osteology

Skull and mandible, inferior view

Image #35-6

KEYWORDS: Bones cartilage joints, Overview.

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Osteology
Skull and mandible, inferior view
The anteroposterior diameter of the foramen magnum is unusually large in this skull. The view of the occipital bone (41-2) demonstrates the more common shape of this opening.
1 . Zygomaticomaxillary suture
2 . Mandible
3 . Greater palatine foramen
4 . Zygomatic arch
5 . Posterior border of vomer bone
6 . Foramen ovale
7 . Foramen spinosum
8 . Petrosal part of temporal bone
9 . Styloid process
10 . External acoustic meatus
11 . Stylomastoid foramen
12 . Mastoid process
13 . Occipitomastoid suture
14 . Nasal bone
15 . Infraorbital foramen
16 . Body of maxilla
17 . Median palatine suture & Palatine process of maxilla
18 . Horizontal plate & Sphenoid.process palatine bone
19 . Coronoid process
20 . Pterygoid hamulus
21 . Lateral plate of pterygoid process
22 . Medial plate of pterygoid process
23 . Body sphenoid bone
24 . Foramen lacerum (lingula of sphenoid bone seen crossing this opening)
25 . Basal part occipital bone
26 . Petrooccipital fissure
27 . Carotid canal
28 . Jugular fossa
29 . Occipital condyle
30 . Sagittal suture (visible through foramen magnum)
31 . Mastoid foramen
32 . External occipital crest (unusually prominent)