intrajugular process


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intrajugular process

[¦in·trə′jəg·yə·lər ‚prä·səs]
(anatomy)
A small, curved process on some occipital bones which partially or completely divides the jugular foramen into lateral and medial parts.
A small process on the hard portion of the temporal bone which completely or partly separates the jugular foramen into medial and lateral parts.
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In a study of jugular foramen, it was found that the right jugular foramen was divided into two compartments by the intrajugular process; the anterior and the posterior part, same as in present study11.In a research on dried skulls and cadavers, osteophytes on the articular surfaces of the median atlanto-axial joint (n = 63), third occipital condyles (n = 3) and the free ossicles (n = 22) were found.12 It was observed in a case of pediatric Bow Hunter's stroke which resulted from a nearly complete occlusion of the vertebral artery of right sidedue to an abnormal spur arising from the right occipital condyle.13 This finding is similar to the present study where a spur originates from right occipital condyle.
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