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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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(4) Kirchner et al reported that the distance from the posterior ethmoid foramen to the anterior portion of the optic foramen ranged between 4 and 7 mm in 84% of the skulls they studied.
Parasphenoid without odontoids at level of optic foramen; parasphenoid alae directed posterolaterally, distal truncation almost at 60 [infinito] angle from main axis of cranium; posterior end pointed and ending anterior to jugular foramina.
Orbital Apex Syndrome (OAS) is a rare condition characterised by damage to vessels and nerves passing through the superior orbital fissure and optic foramen.1