Anterior ethmoidal foramen

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Anterior ethmoidal foramen
Foramen ethmoidale anterius.PNG
Base of the skull. Upper surface. (On the left, "Anterior ethmoidal foramen" is the 7th label from the right.)
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Latin Foramen ethmoidale anterius
Identifiers
Gray's p.190
Dorlands
/Elsevier
f_12/12373034
TA A02.1.00.079
FMA FMA:53135
Anatomical terms of bone

The anterior ethmoidal foramen is a small opening in the ethmoid bone in the skull.

Lateral to either olfactory groove are the internal openings of the anterior and posterior ethmoidal foramina (or canals).

The anterior ethmoidal foramen, situated about the middle of the lateral margin of the olfactory groove, transmits the anterior ethmoidal artery, vein and nerve. The anterior ethmoidal nerve, a branch of the nasociliary nerve, runs in a groove along the lateral edge of the cribriform plate to the slit-like opening above mentioned.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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