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CHAPTER SEVEN
Skeletal System
Zygomatic bone
Palatine process of maxilla
Palatine bone
Occipital bone
Foramen magnum
Lambdoid suture
Zygomatic arch
Mandibular fossa
Styloid process
Occipital condyle
External acoustic meatus
Sphenoid bone
Vomer bone
Temporal bone
Mastoid foramen
Frontal bone
Median palatine suture
Incisive foramen
Greater palatine foramen
Stylomastoid foramen
Foramen spinosum
Carotid canal
Jugular foramen
Foramen ovale
Foramen lacerum
Condylar canal
FIGURE 7.20
Inferior view of the skull.
Transverse section
Lesser wing
Optic canal
Greater
wing
Sella turcica
Foramen ovale
Foramen spinosum
Foramen rotundum
Lesser wing
Greater wing
Superior
orbital fissure
Foramen
rotundum
Lateral pterygoid plate
Medial pterygoid plate
(b)
(a)
FIGURE 7.21
The sphenoid bone. (
a
) Superior view. (
b
) Posterior view. (The sphenoidal sinuses are within the bone and are not visible in this
representation.)
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