Carotid groove

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Carotid groove
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Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Carotid groove visible at left center.)
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Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Sphenoid bone is in yellow, and carotid groove is labeled at center of sphenoid.
Details
LocationSphenoid bone
Identifiers
Latinsulcus caroticus ossis sphenoidalis
TAA02.1.05.012
FMA54753
Anatomical terms of bone

The carotid groove is a anatomical groove in the sphenoid bone located above the attachment of each great wing of the sphenoid bone. The groove is curved like the italic letter f, and lodges the internal carotid artery and the cavernous sinus.[citation needed]

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 148 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links[edit]

  • "Anatomy diagram: 34257.000-2". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.