foramen magnum


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the large opening at the base of the cranium through which the spinal cord passes

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Chris Kirk, associate professor of anthropology and co-author of the study, says the findings validate foramen magnum position as a diagnostic tool for fossil research and sheds further insight into human evolution.
the aqueductal level or the level of the foramen magnum.
When part of the cerebellum is located below the foramen magnum, it is called a Chiari malformation.
Emergency posterior fossa craniectomy and foramen magnum decompression were performed.
If the CT is negative, move onto a contrast-enhanced MRI to look for abnormalities of the foramen magnum or other pathological processes more sensitively detected by MRI.
The topics include multiple paraclinoid aneurysms of the internal carotid artery, a case of carotid artery reconstruction, the surgical removal of pilocytic astrocytoma from the brain stem and thalamus, subarachoid hemorrhage with bilateral aneurysms and apoplexy of pituitary macroadenoma, large meningioma of the jugular tubercle and foramen magnum, intramedullary spinal arteriovenous malformation, intraosseous tumor of the cervical spine, and fibrous dysplasia of the paranasal sinuses and anterior cranial base.
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The brains were removed from the skull by nontraumatic technique (resection of bone structures at the skull base, followed by a midline incision from the foramen magnum to the nose) after an extended in situ postmortem fixation time of 30 min.
It consists of herniation of not only the tonsils but also all the contents of the posterior fossa into the foramen magnum.
And Amud infant displays three features unique to Neandertals, Rak argues: a chinless lower jaw; an oval-shaped hole in the base of the skull, called the foramen magnum, through which the spinal cord passed; and a bony lip at the back of the lower jaw, on the inner surface, where an important chewing muscle attached.