Jugular tubercle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jugular tubercle
Occipital bone. Outer surface. (Jugular tubercle not visible, but hypoglossal canal is visible at lower left.)
Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Jugular tubercle not visible, but occipital bone is identified at bottom in blue, and jugular tubercle is to right of foramen magnum.)
Latin tuberculum jugulare ossis occipitalis
Gray's p.131
TA A02.1.04.018
FMA 75749
Anatomical terms of bone

The upper surface of the lateral parts of occipital bone presents an oval eminence, the jugular tubercle, which overlies the hypoglossal canal and is sometimes crossed by an oblique groove for the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves.

External links[edit]

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