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Sphenopetrosal suture

The sphenopetrosal suture is the cranial suture connecting the greater wing of sphenoid with the petrous part of the temporal bone in the middle cranial fossa. This fissure is located immediately posterior to the foramen ovale and forms part of the posterior wall of the foramen lacerum.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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rID: 46902
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Petrosphenoidal suture
  • Fissura sphenopetrosa
  • Petrosphenoidal fissure
  • Sphenopetrosal synchondrosis
  • Spheno-petrosal suture

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