The temporal fossa is a shallow depression on the side of the skull bounded by the temporal lines and terminating below the level of the zygomatic arch.
- Medial: Os frontale, os parietale, os temporale, os sphenoidale, os occipitale (bones of neurocranium).
- Lateral: Temporal fascia
- Anterior: Posterior surface of the frontal process of the zygomatic bone and the posterior surface of the zygomatic process of the frontal bone.
- Superior: Pair of temporal lines (superior and inferior temporal lines) that arch across the skull from the zygomatic process of the frontal bone to the supramastoid crest of the temporal bone
- Inferior: Zygomatic arch laterally and by the infratemporal crest of the greater wing of the sphenoid medially.
Temporal & Infratemporal Fossa • Osteology • Temporal Fossa, Boundaries & Contents • Infratemporal Fossa, Boundaries & Contents • Muscles of Mastication • Maxillary Artery • Pterygoid Venous Plexus • Mandibular Nerve V3 • Temporomandibular Joint