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Jugular foramen

Other Terms: Posterior lacerate foramen, Foramen jugulare, Foramen jugulaire

Description

The jugular foramen is the large gap formed between the jugular notch of the occipital bone and the posterior border of the petrous temporal bone. This passageway from the cranial vault transmits the internal jugular vein along with the vagus, glossopharyngeal, and accessory nerves.

Latin

Foramen jugulare

French

Foramen jugulaire

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