Carotid groove

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Carotid groove
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Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Carotid groove visible at left center.)
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Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Sphenoid bone is in yellow, and carotid groove is labeled at center of sphenoid.
Details
Latin sulcus caroticus ossis sphenoidalis
Identifiers
Gray's p.148
Dorlands
/Elsevier
g_12/12402464
TA A02.1.05.012
FMA 54753
Anatomical terms of bone

Above the attachment of each great wing of the sphenoid bone is a broad groove, curved something like the italic letter f; it lodges the internal carotid artery and the cavernous sinus, and is named the carotid groove.

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