Sphenoid Bone

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Description

Shown in isolation in (a) superior and (b) posterior views, the sphenoid bone is a single midline bone that forms the anterior walls and floor of the middle cranial fossa. It has a pair of lesser wings and a pair of greater wings. The sella turcica surrounds the hypophyseal fossa. Projecting downward are the medial and lateral pterygoid plates. The sphenoid has multiple openings for the passage of nerves and blood vessels, including the optic canal, superior orbital fissure, foramen rotundum, foramen ovale, and foramen spinosum.

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Cut Rita Zahara

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Citation

“Sphenoid Bone ,” Open Educational Resource (OER) - UNM, accessed February 25, 2020, http://oer.unm.ac.id/items/show/1050.