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Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Carotid groove visible at left center.)
Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Sphenoid bone is in yellow, and carotid groove is labeled at center of sphenoid.
|Latin||sulcus caroticus ossis sphenoidalis|
|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.
- Anatomy diagram: 34257.000-2 at Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, Elsevier
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