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Synonyms for fossa

monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets

largest carnivore of Madagascar

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This artery supplies branches to the medial pterygoid muscle, upper head of the lateral pterygoid, tensor veli palatini, parts of the sphenoid bone, middle cranial fossa, braches of mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve, and the otic ganglion.
Hearing preservation and facial nerve outcomes in vestibular schwannoma surgery: results using the middle cranial fossa approach.
The decreased volume of left anterior cranial fossa, with a shift of midline structures toward the left was evident (Figure 1).
The posterior condylar canal opens at the groove for sigmoid sinus, posterolateral to the jugular foramen in the posterior cranial fossa.
MRI Evaluation of Posterior Cranial Fossa Tumors In Pediatric Patients With Histopathological Correlation.
Computerized tomography showed there was skull defect at floor of the anterior cranial fossa at cribiform plate of the ethmoid on left side lateral to nasal septum.
The medial aspect of the temporal bone may fail to develop, resulting in a persistent lateral craniopharyngeal canal (also known as the Sternberg canal) between the middle cranial fossa and the pneumatised inferolateral recess of the sphenoid sinus.
Dural arteriovenous fistula of the anterior cranial fossa associated with a ruptured ophthalmic aneurysm: case report and review of the literature.
Henry Battle, in 1890, had originally associated mastoid ecchymoses with fracture of posterior cranial fossa of skull, not a middle fossa fracture.
The brain had an important cortical atrophy, with a paramedian abscess in left upper neck extending to posterior cranial fossa (Figure 3) measuring 3.
Middle cranial fossa, lateral transtemporal (subdivided into infralabyrinthine, translabyrinthine, infracochlear and transcochlear) and trans-sphenoid procedures have all been described.
The anterior, middle and the posterior clinoid processes are located in the middle cranial fossa of the skull.
Conveys sensation from the midface (upper teeth, gums, upper lip and cheeks, lower eyelid and the side of the nose), hard palate, maxillary sinus, part of the nasal mucosa, meninges of the middle cranial fossa.
Cranial base reconstruction with CPCs has been successful for translabyrinthine, middle cranial fossa, and suboccipital craniectomy defects, as well as for extensive temporal bone fractures (29).