Anterior cranial fossa
Anterior cranial fossa - Definition
It refers to a depression in the floor of the space of the skull known as "Cranial vault" which contains the protruding frontal lobes of the brain.
It is known as "Fossa cranii anterior" in Latin and "Fosse crânienne antérieure" in French.
Anterior cranial fossa - Location
It can be found in the human skull as it is the superiormost area of the cranial floor.
Anterior cranial fossa - Anatomy
The floor of this cranial structure is formed by:
The fossa is limited behind by the anterior margin of the chiasmatic groove as well as by the posterior borders of the small wings of the sphenoid.
Anterior cranial fossa - Functions
The lateral sections form a protective covering over the orbital cavities and also provide support to the frontal lobes of the cerebrum.
Anterior cranial fossa - Pictures
The images underneath show the location and appearance of the fossa in human body.
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