cranial fossa


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Related to cranial fossa: Posterior cranial fossa, Middle cranial fossa

cranial fossa

[′krān·ē·əl ′fäs·ə]
(anatomy)
Any of the three depressions in the floor of the interior of the skull.
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Spontaneous CSF fistulae are most common in the anterior cranial fossa, at the ethmoid roof and cribriform plate.
Middle cranial fossa cholesteatoma following temporal bone trauma.
Numerous clinical complications were reported in the literature, including perforation of the PT implants, unstable occlusion, facial disfigurement, lymphadenopathy, severe osteoarthritis, perforation into the middle cranial fossa, severe pain, headaches, and a multitude of systemic problems such as immunological dysfunction and malnutrition (2).
Typically, a middle cranial fossa approach is employed to access the tumor.
1) These nerves emerge in a line from the medulla oblongata and then run at the lateral part of the jugular foramen, where they leave the posterior cranial fossa.
The tumors will frequently expand into the posterior cranial fossa, ranging up to 10 cm in greatest dimension.
The most common sites of origin were the infra-temporal fossa and the middle cranial fossa.
Based on these fndings, we referred the patient to a tertiary care radiology center for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the posterior cranial fossa with paramagnetic contrast enhancement.
Diagnostic imaging identified a large JNA (Radkowski (6) stage IIIb and Fisch (7) stage IVb) that extended into the nasal cavities, sphenoid sinus, right maxillary sinus, clivus, pterygoid fossa, anterior cranial fossa, and right middle cranial fossa abutting the temporal lobe (figure 1, B).
High-resolution computed tomography (CT) of the temporal bone showed partial destruction of the ossicular chain and focally enhancing soft tissue in the middle ear cavity with destruction of the anterior wall and roof of the tegmen and with middle cranial fossa extension.