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Related to Foramen rotundum: Pterygopalatine fossa, Internal acoustic meatus, stylomastoid foramen, hypoglossal canal, foramen spinosum
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Synonyms for foramen

a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure

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The mass extended along the path of the maxillary branch of the trigeminal nerve into the middle cranial fossa through the left foramen rotundum (figure 2), which was enlarged and had increased in size since 3 weeks earlier.
Garcia (3) reported one case and Leblanc et al (4) reported three in which a bony defect in the base of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone near the foramen rotundum allowed a meningoencephalocele to protrude into the pterygopalatine fossa.
Leblanc et al hypothesized that a failure in ossification occurs at the base of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone in the region of the foramen rotundum and pterygoid process.
The meningoencephalocele might have originated at a small dehiscence just lateral to the foramen rotundum, which is typical of temporal lobe encephaloceles.
PT The intersection point of the inferior border of the foramen rotundum and the posterior wall of the pterygomaxillary fissure (figures 1, 3, 4).