Base of skull

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Skull base
Skull interior anatomy.svg
Base of the skull, inner surface
Skull base anatomy.jpg
Base of the skull, inferior or outer surface. Showing various muscle attachments.
Details
Latin basis cranii
externa et. interna
Identifiers
TA A02.1.00.044
FMA FMA:52801
Anatomical terms of bone

The base of skull is the most inferior area of the skull, composed of the endocranium and lower parts of the skull roof.

Structure[edit]

Base of the skull. Inferior surface, attachment of muscles marked in red.

Structures found at the base of the skull are for example:

Bones[edit]

Exobasis

Sinuses[edit]

Foramina of the skull[edit]

Endobasis-resistances beams
Endobasis-resistances nodes

Sutures[edit]

Other[edit]

The foramina in the base of the skull are exit and entry-points for veins, arteries and cranial nerves.
The cranial nerves as they exit through various foramina.

Additional images[edit]