Anterior lacrimal crest

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Anterior lacrimal crest
Latin Crista lacrimalis anterior
TA A02.1.12.025
FMA 75059
Anatomical terms of bone

The anterior lacrimal crest is a bony projection on the frontal process of maxilla in the skull. It creates the lateral margin of the lacrimal sac fossa and is continuous with the orbital margin. At its junction with the orbital surface is a small tubercle, the lacrimal tubercle, which serves as a guide to the position of the lacrimal sac.The medial palpebral ligament is attached to anterior lacrimal crest.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)