Foramen cecum (frontal bone)

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Foramen cecum (frontal bone)
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Frontal bone. Inner surface. (Foramen cecum visible as black hole near center bottom.)
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Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Foramen cecum is third label from the top.)
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Latin Foramen caecum ossis frontalis
Identifiers
Gray's p.137
Dorlands
/Elsevier
f_12/12372871
Anatomical terms of bone

The frontal crest of the frontal bone ends below in a small notch which is converted into a foramen, the foramen cecum (or foramen caecum), by articulation with the ethmoid.

This foramen varies in size in different subjects, and is frequently impervious; when open, it transmits the emissary vein from the nose to the superior sagittal sinus. This has clinical importance in that infections of the nose and nearby areas can be transmitted to the meninges and brain from what is known as the danger triangle of the face.

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