foramen

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foramen

a natural hole, esp one in a bone through which nerves and blood vessels pass

foramen

[fə′rā·mən]
(biology)
A small opening, orifice, pore, or perforation.
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Position of the foramen ovale in the greater wing of sphenoid bone is close to the upper end of posterior margin of lateral pterygoid plate, lateral to the foramen lacerum and most commonly medial to foramen spinosum.
However, this approach requires a wide temporal lobe retraction, which carries the risk of bleeding from the veins around the foramen spinosum.
His paper on anomalous middle meningeal artery, in the bilateral absence of foramen spinosum was a case of a single skull.