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foramen

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

[fə′rā·mən]
(biology)
A small opening, orifice, pore, or perforation.
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d) Distance between supraorbital foramen to rim of the orbit (Sofrio): Maximum straight distance between the supraorbital foramen and the edge of the orbital margin.
This study of ten specimens noted a supraorbital notch in 12/20 sides (right or left) and a supraorbital foramen in the remaining 8 [53].
The supraorbital artery, arising from the ophthalmic artery, passes through the supraorbital foramen. It divides then into a superficial branch and a deep branch, which supply the eyebrow and the forehead.
(1) The supraorbital nerve blocks are commonly performed in the region of supraorbital foramen during procedures such as closure of facial wounds, biopsies, and scar revisions, as absolute but temporary treatment for supraorbital neuralgia and other cosmetic cutaneous procedures.
No tenderness was evident on palpation of the supraorbital foramen. The ENT examination detected no pathology.
A bone flap measuring 4 cm x 5 cm was created with the inner edge on the supraorbital foramen and the outer edge 1 cm outside the sphenoidal ridge.
Based on this study and considering the demonstration of presence of the golden ratio in many anatomic structures, the question of whether there was a relationship between the location of the supraorbital foramen and the golden ratio, which is the subject of the present study, came to the forefront.