cranial fossa


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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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Accessory meningeal artery arose from the middle meningeal artery, 25 mm below the base of the skull and entered the middle cranial fossa through the foramen ovale by passing behind the mandibular nerve.
Microsurgery for small acoustic neuromas via the middle cranial fossa approach is an established method that is associated with a low complication rate.
Classical imaging findings include hypoplasia of one brain hemisphere (hemiatrophy), often with reduced volume of a corresponding cranial fossa, and consecutive thickening of nearby bony structures and enlargement of equilateral paranasal sinuses, the frontal sinus being most often involved [1-3].
TGN root involvement in posterior fossa would present with intradural tumors, and the gasserian ganglion involvement in middle cranial fossa would present with extra dural mass apart from symptoms of continuous facial pain, facial paresthesia, numbness, and so forth.
Secondary locations include the pineal region, the suprasellar cistern and the middle cranial fossa.
But in June this year, just as she was about to start nursery at Whitehouse Primary School, Amelia began to show similar symptoms and doctors discovered a cyst in the posterior cranial fossa of the youngster's brain.
The temporal bones form a part of the skull base and the lateral wall of the middle cranial fossa.
2] Posterior condylar canal is the largest emissary foramen of the posterior cranial fossa.
Keywords: Medulloblastoma Magnetic Resonance Imaging Posterior Cranial Fossa.
Topographic relationships of the anterior ethmoidal artery are of particular significance in its course from the orbit to the olfactory fossa as it traverses three cavities: orbit, ethmoidal labyrinth and the anterior cranial fossa.
Pathogenesis of Chiari malformation a morphometric study of the posterior cranial fossa.