Carotid groove

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Carotid groove
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
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.


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

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